This exhibit displays a data collection and visual design project for DTC 356: Information Structures. Students tracked their personal habits and behavior over the course of a week in spring 2017, then used that data to create a unique visualization in the style of Dear Data. The data collection strategies clustered around several general categories of interest, from music listening habits to emotional fluxes. The data sets tracked dynamic aspects of everyday life. Those data then provided the basis for creative visualizations. Some students created schematic representations of their data while others created thematic visualizations. Each student drew inspiriation for their approach from historical examples of specific data visualization techinques. The historical methods served as motivation for new visions in data visualization.
Digital Technology & Culture 356