Synthesis 2 and Artist Statement

Due Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Submission Instructions: Fork Github repo called "synthesis-2", edit, and create pull request (but don't commit it)

Assignment Description:

The second individual project assignment will be a website with some kind of interactive component, and/or a dataset that you made or used code to shape for your visualization. If you opt to do a revision of the concept/topic you used for Synthesis 1, you should build on it in a very clear way. You will use css and html to design the site. You have a great deal of freedom to pursue a topic that interests you, or to explore something new. As with all projects for the class, you will choose an option from the scenarios list. (To propose a new scenario, see the instructions on the scenarios page.) In addition to these general project requirements, synthesis 1 must:

1. have at least one data visualization element

2. make use of a public (or personal) dataset

To achieve an A on this assignment, you must complete the following components:

Component Due Date, Submission Method Grading Scheme Percent of Total Grade
Viz and artist statement Turned in via Github Scored on 100-point scale (see rubric ) 100


Choose a Scenario and an Individual Topic: See scenarios page .

HTML, CSS, Github:

Like the first two assignments, you will make a Github Pages site with a HTML and CSS skeleton. The site could be as simple as one image and one block of text.

Viz component: Your visualization should highlight an aspect of your dataset. Think about the examples we have seen so far in class. You can make in Python (Bokeh is probably your best bet here) or use a javascript approach like d3 or leaflet. You can also meet with me about deciding which direction to take.

Dataset component:

Turn in your dataset with the final draft by including it in your Github repository. Don't forget to cite your dataset as a source.

Website and Artist Statement:

An artist's statement addresses the ideas or issues presented in a piece of work. Your statement for this assignment should be about 500-750 words in length. Address content, design, and process. Position the statement any way that you would like, as long as it is well marked. The first-person voice is typical for these. For more information about what to include in your statement, take a look at this link