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Interactive Data Vis Course Repo

Repo for U of Miami School of Communication course on interactive data visualization for the web by Lynn Cherny (fall 2015 and spring 2016). The repo is best viewed on github.io: http://arnicas.github.io/interactive-vis-course/. Lynn is @arnicas on twitter.

Office Hours: Wolfson 1020A, M & Th 1-3 or by appt.
Emails for homework: arnicas@gmail.com

What the Course Covers

1. Interactive Data Vis: Design Principles, Techniques, Best-Practices...

Originally intended as having a journalistic focus, the course contents will expand a little more in spring 2016 to address broader topics in visualization. (Those additions are in progress.)

All the made-for-class example files are here. Many other examples are linked in each week's folder.

2. Programming Techniques and Tools We'll Cover

3. Evaluation

Grading based on weekly homeworks (60%) and a final project (40%) that uses many of the techniques in a storytelling project using data that interests you. This is a project course - you will be making things more than you will be reading or writing, but there will be a bit of that, too.

Primary emphasis is on end user experience and data honesty; secondary consideration will be good coding practices.

Homework Due Dates: Due by 5pm on Monday before class day, unless I decide otherwise... You will be submitting links by email ().

Data Sources To Use

UNICEF & Child Mortality (Fall Semester Client, optional for Spring)

Quantified Self

Use yourself as data! Learn about yourself! Fitbit's, sleep trackers, self-logging...Amazon shopping logs, email data, Facebook friends, etc!

You can't improve what you don't measure :)

Background: D3 Books and Tutorial Materials

JS Refreshers

Debugging Help

Resources for Vis Examples