Homework Number 1

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Homework #1 (Critique of New York Times visualization): (due: 2/2/2011)

Based on your experience with a New York Times interactive visualization, write a critique (300-500 words, include the URL of what you are critiquing), as a letter to the designers. Describe what you like and why, then make suggestions for improvements and, where possible, give URLs for examples that illustrate your points.

Choose from interactive visualizations created during 2010-2011. Here is a starter list: NY Times Visualizations: Recent Additions

You can organize your critique by way of large issues (choice of services, intended users, etc.), medium issues (use of color, interaction techniques, etc.), and small issues (terminology, label placement, color, fonts, etc.). Consider the design from the novice & expert perspectives, small/large screen, slow/fast network, and try to find errors/bugs. Another approach to a critique might be by using the Eight Golden Rules from "Designing the User Interface" (Chapter 2 in any edition), or see http://groups.drupal.org/node/8248

Put a link with your name in alphabetical order by last name just below on this wiki page. In your critique include your name, email address, date, and affiliation.

Homework #1:

Please add your name and link to your letter between noon and 3pm Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I've worked with Staff and Adil Yalcin to fix the problem, you should be able to edit now. Also if you are uploading a file that link is on the left side. Ben Shneiderman

Preeti Bhargava - Netflix Rental Patterns

Sravanthi Bondugula - Netflix Rental Patterns

Xi Chen (Stephen) - Obamas 2011 Budget Proposal: How Its Spent

Hsueh-Chien Cheng - Obamas 2011 Budget Proposal: How Its Spent

Hyunjong Cho - 2010 World Cup Rankings

Leonardo Claudino - Final: Uruguay 0, France 0

Jorge Faytong - Final: Uruguay 0, France 0

Sigfried Gold - Netflix Rental Patterns

Robert Gove - Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

Nick Gramsky - Netflix rental patterns: A Peek Into Netflix Queues

Kotaro Hara - What's Cooking on Thanksgiving

Chanhyun Kang - 2010 World Cup Rankings

Sameh Khamis - Netflix Rental Patterns

Udayan Khurana - House Exit Polls

Rose Kirby - Netflix Rental Patterns

Tomas Lampo - The Learning Machines

Ran Liu-2010 world cup rankings

Ben London - Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

Christine Lu - Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

Leslie Milton - Gold Medals in the Winter Olympics

Austin Myers - Obama's 2011 Budget Proposal: How It's Spent

Varun Nagaraja - Top World Cup players on Facebook

Viet-An Nguyen - 2010 World Cup Rankings

Uran Oh - Netflix rental patterns: A Peek Into Netflix Queues

Nishant Patel - Is It Better to Buy or Rent? Rents in Miami FL

Jay Pujara - Is It Better to Buy or Rent?

Emre Sefer - 2010 World Cup Rankings

Marcelo Velloso - Live Analysis: Uruguay vs France

Michael Whidby - Oil Spill Tracker

Adil Yalcin - Netflix Rental Patterns