Screenshot of Worlds Top Tourist Destinations
The last week of our Interactive Data Visualization course was spent working on a final project using Adobe Flash and a UN Data Set of our choice. Working together with Mimi Son, we chose a data set from the UN’s World Tourism Organization and created a visualization that examines the region of origin of tourists in the world’s 10 most visited countries for 2005.
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Baby Name Voyager by Martin Wattenberg
Today marked the beginning of two weeks with Shawn Allen of Stamen Design who will be teaching us Interactive Data Visualization. From the course syllabus:
Each day the world produces untold amounts of information. Interactive data visualization is a practice that aims to distill and communicate that information to people in visual forms that are easy and fun to explore, understand, and use.
In this 2-week module, students will investigate the roles of intuitive user interfaces in data visualization. They will learn how metaphors are used to convey unfamiliar information, and how mental models aid in the interpretation of complex visual displays. They will then use a bottom-up, iterative process to create interactive displays of UN data using Adobe Flash.
Along with an introduction to Adobe Flex Builder, ActionScript 3 and the UN data set, we were presented with an overview of some well known data visualization projects. Keep reading to see my favorite ones…
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