Final Class MDST 3559: DataestheticsProf. Alvarado05/03/2011
Business Final Projects vs. Final Essays Projects What you are presenting today Due this Thursday (5 May) Essays Timed take-home final exam To be handed out Thursday at noon Officially due next Tuesday (10 May) Project extensions are possible – talk to me
Course Review Tools, Process, Argument
Course Review: Process Capture data as CSV Organize into relational database Enrich by adding related sets Create views from joins Transform data with code (e.g. PHP) Employ transitive logic Exports to visualization engines jQuery, GraphViz, Google, ManyEyes, Protovis, etc. Contextualize in web site or other media form
Course Review: Argument Are visualizations arguments? How is the use of space and color different from the use of language? How are they to be integrated with traditional modes of argument?
Process Describe your “thesis” Describe your process Tell us where you are in the project Show exhibits Tell us where you hope to go Make any observations you want
Sequence Me Filip Rehema Elizabeth John Yushin Megan Evan Yonji