Week 11

  • Presentation: Anna on Forensic Architecture
  • Book Club: Branden & Sejin on Tufte’s Beautiful Evidence


  • A Thousand Suns
    • Complete your final version and commit your code and documentation in a folder called 3.mapping-quantities/final. If you have designed a static visualization, print it out at the proper scale and trim it to be full-bleed. If your project is screen-based make sure it runs correctly from the course website’s work directory.
    • Fine tune the text and typography surrounding your diagram in order two provide ‘three reads’ in terms of information from headline to body text to legends & labels (similar to the three visual reads we explored in the first assignment).
    • Include a brief (just a few sentences) explanation of your project’s data and how it is presented in 3.mapping-quantities/final/README.md
  • Free Form
    • Spend an hour brainstorming ten ideas for your final project. Focus on data that seems interesting to you for reasons you might not be able to articulate, then start posing questions that you could potentially answer with that data (either alone or in combination with other information).
    • Describe each idea in a sentence or three (ideally ending with a concrete, testable question) in 4.final-project/process/ideas.md
    • From your ten ideas, find five data sources on the web and document them in the file 4.final-project/process/datasources.md using the format demonstrated with the USGS example at the top of the file (and be sure to delete this once you've completed your list).
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