- Readings for next week
- Question: “What did you learn that might be relevant to your project?”
- Frameworking activity today
- Storyboard activity beginning next week
Plan for class: Discussion of readings (and student “dataset reports”) Frameworking exercise
Epigraph for Class
Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer
Bongshin Lee and Nathalie Henry Riche, et al.
(open-source provider of Natural Language Processing technologies)
Discussion of Readings for Today
- Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer, “Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data” (2010)
- Bongshin Lee and Nathalie Henry Riche, et al., “More Than Telling a Story: Transforming Data into Visually Shared Stories” (2015) (read only pp. 86-87)
- Stephen Few
- Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Storytelling with Data (2015). Read chapter 2, “Choosing an Effective Visual” (pp. 35-69)
Discussion of Dataset Reports
- Team 1: Datasets related to the death penalty
- Andrew Bissell (STSDS)
- Makenna Brown (ENGL)
- Sabrina Elmoussaid (COMM)
- Team 2: Datasets related to video games sales
- Sabrina Li (ENGL)
- Brian Ngo (STSDS)
- Andy Nguyen (STSDS)
- Nick Washington (COMM)
- Team 3: “120 years of Olympic history: athletes and results”
- Caitlin Fitzpatrick (ANTHRO)
- Nate Nevarez (ENGL)
- Vishal Ramana (STSDS)
- Team 4: Datasets related to electric vehicle charging stations
- Wendy Li (COMM)
- Chris Ogaz (ENGL)
- Serena Osmuss (STSDS)
- Aamir Rehman (ME)
Prompts for the Dataset Report
- What is the source(s) of the data?
- Who collected the data and made the dataset?
- What is the apparent authority of the data (e.g., on a scale that runs from government or university repositories at one end to the collection data of individual hobbyists on the other end)?
- What is the original purpose and audience of the dataset?
- How complete and representative is the data?
- How can you use, and how must you accredit, the dataset according to the terms of service of its source? (Only a summary of essentials is needed.)
Frameworking Exercise (Breakouts)
Frameworking: Teams begin filling out a Framework Planning Document that prepares for making a data-narrative project. (Download this Framework Planning Document template with detailed instructions and copy it to your team workspace.) The document asks teams to imagine their audience; the purpose of their intended data narrative (and what is at stake); their key data; their primary media and form or genre; and their main distribution channel. It then asks for a “long sentence” about the dataset that is like a free-writing exercise from which a compelling data narrative can eventually be structured.
If the worksheet cannot be finished during class, teams are expected to collaborate on finishing it outside class.
- Storyboard activity beginning next week (see Storyboard template)