Affinity Diagramming

AFFINITY DIAGRAMMING or the KJ method Affinity diagramming is a conceptual organizational exercise that can have numerous benefits for problem solving in team environments. Ideas are not only identified by a group, but then explicitly categorized and grouped. Enumerating instances and aspects of cultural phenomena—and categorically naming them—identifies trends and highlights differences. A phenomenon, whether it …

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Readings Beh/Exp W6

Readings Week 6 Design for Behavior & Experience Patrick J. O’Donnel Verbeek, Peter-Paul. "COVER STORY Beyond interaction: a short introduction to mediation theory." interactions 22.3 (2015): 26-31. Takeaways There are three approaches (or philosophies) to considering the human-technology duality: technology as extension, technology as dialectic, technology as hybridization. Don Ihde categorizes human-technology relationships as embodiment, …

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Data Stories: Data Sculpture

Data Stores Podcast: Episode 17 Data Sculpture 01/29/2013 A podcast on data visualization with Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner. Yvonne Jansen and Pierre Dragicevic A study created a 3D bar chart digitally and physically. Then they empirically measured the difference between readings in digital space and physical space. A control condition with the digital version allowed …

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State of the Art: Part 1

State of the Art: Prior Works Research Part 1 Thesis key words: Physical data visualization, data installation, data materiality, participatory data visualization (1) Glue Society - "BT - Longterm Investor" A series of (TV/digital media) spots using light sculpture to present estimates of investment data. BT Financial 'Superannuation' from The Glue Society on Vimeo. Materiality: …

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Rules for Animated Infographics

Thesis/Research Information Animated Infographics Editors T. Finke & S Manger (2012) "Well-made animated information graphics are based on clear decisions about what matters and what should be left out." - Stefan Fichtel (in Finke & Manger, 8) "By comparing different data sets and visualizations of the data and embedding them in a context, the view …

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Process & Pitfalls: Writing in InfoVis

Process and Pitfalls in Writing Information Visualization Research Papers Tamara Munzner (2008) Applied Reading 1 Patrick J. O’Donnel Munzner begins her meta-research paper, or model paper, supported by her involvement as Posters and Papers Chair of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, by recognizing common pitfalls witnessed in research writing for the information visualization community. …

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Glasses: This Object and its Origin

Objects exist in multiplicity. The physicality of this specific pair of glasses is just one perspective in defining these glasses. From where did these glasses come? Of what materials are these glasses crafted? What parts of these glasses are unique to myself? What important milestones have these glasses passed? Where and when do these glasses …

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Research Methods: Readings II

"Why Should Engineers and Scientists Be Worried About Color?" Link Bernice E. Rogowitz and Lloyd A. Treinish With the color map on the left, elevation is a continuous variable. However, its corresponding color scale ranges among approximately 5 discrete color categories. This confuses the reader. "One result of this work has been a set of colormaps …

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Plot and ggplot2 with R-Studio

Data from Vision Problems in the U.S. provides estimates of the prevalence of eye-disorders in the US by state in adults 40 and older. Here is the initial outputs of my work with R-Studio statistical software: When plot() is envoked on R-Studio, a matrix of plots are established by header columns. This particular function ran very slow, …

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GLASSES \ data

Behavioral Risk Factors - Vision & Eye Health 2005-2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "In 2013 and subsequently, one question in the core of BRFSS asks about vision: Are you blind or do you have serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses? From 2005-2011 the BRFSS employed a ten question vision module regarding vision impairment, …

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