Homework Number 2
Homework #2 (ManyEyes application): (due: 2/9/2011)
Go to a web site, e.g. Data.gov , National Center for Health Statistics or others listed on the Quality Repositories page. Look at their many data sets to find one that interests you. Choose something of significance, which might produce noteworthy newspaper headlines.
Download the data and use ManyEyes to make three useful informative visual displays. For each one you should include a provocative headline that tells a story. My preference is for your to do three different visualizations with one set of data, enabling you to explore the data in depth, but if you use different data sets that's OK. The main idea is to think about what makes some aspect of the data interesting, what makes a headline (for example the surprising presence or absence of some pattern), or what makes for a provocative insight. This forces you to think of the application domain and what the meaning of the data is, not just see it as a set of data points.
Do your best to make the information stand out clearly by choosing appropriate comments, labels, legends, colors, etc. Add a small comment on ManyEyes with your headline to tell the story. Add your name in alphabetical order on this wiki page, followed by thumbnails and the headlines as three ManyEyes URLs.
For background, read:
Many Eyes: A Site for Visualization at Internet Scale, Fernanda Viégas, Martin Wattenberg, Frank van Ham, Jesse Kriss, Matt McKeon, IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (2007).
Harry Potter and the Meat-Filled Freezer: A Case Study of Spontaneous Usage of Visualization Tools, Fernanda B. Viégas, Martin Wattenberg, Matt McKeon, Frank van Ham, Jesse Kriss, HICSS (2008).
Your Place or Mine? Visualization as a Community Component, Catalina M. Danis, Fernanda B. Viegas, Martin Wattenberg & Jesse Kriss, ACM CHI Conference (2008).
Please add your name and link to your three headlines from ManyEyes between noon and 3pm Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Hydrochloric Acid is the dominating air pollutant in Maryland
Hydrochloric Acid is mostly used by electric industry
Coffee, Coffee, COFFEE! Who is the most addicted?
Tour de France -Biking your way to glory-
Florida is the State with Most Prisoners on a Death Row
Most Prisoners on a Death Row are White Males
DC Excels in Pre-K Enrollment
Public school teaching vs. food budgets close in some states
Percent Women in Government Parliament shows regional influences
Only 1 country with 50percent of government parliament women
How Safe Are Colleges and Universities in Maryland?
California Leads With the Highest Murder Rate in 2009
Austin Myers1) Genetic Engineering Research Focuses on Corn and Soy
2) Monsanto Dominates Genetic Engineering Ventures in Agriculture
3) The Growth of Major Genetic Engineering Companies
- Females have comfortably overtaken Males in total number of degrees earned
- Strikingly similar gender bias(?) in earnings at all levels of education!
- Is the female proportion more in less lucrative areas?
- Know your neighbors: The demographics of Maryland counties
- Which countries reserve the ecological system the best?
- Country Population vs. Ecological (Deficit) or Reserve
- The Most Expensive Product in Amazon's top 100 Registry
- What Products People Tend To Write Reviews Of?
- About 65 Percent of Amazon's Top 100 Registry Is Kitchen Stuff!
Marcelo VellosoBaltimore is Maryland's Toxic Chemical King. Worried About Cancer? 23.1% of Chemicals Released in Maryland in 2009 were Carcinogens. Brandon Shores & Wagner Complex and Luke Paper Company Are Two of the Major Maryland Facilities Releasing Chemicals into the Environment.
- Race by far the Leading Motivator for Hate Crimes in 2006.
- South Dakota has most Hate Crimes per 100,000 Citizens in 2006.
- Vandalism, Intimidation Most Common Type of Hate Crimes in 2006.
- Efforts in generating electricity from renewable energy sources shows to have no substantial affect over last 10 years in European countries.
- Computer use within EU communities have reached 75 percent in average, and some European countries (Turkey and Romania) doubled their ratio in 8 years.
- Social protection expenditure is raising faster in countries with lower expenditures, effectively reducing the gap between countries.