Connecting NYC Schools to Public Transportation

Introduction The topic that I chose for this Carto lab is ‘Connecting NYC Schools to Public Transportation’. The idea was very simple, map out different NYC schools in their districts and further into zones and connect them to the latest public transportation...

Mapping World Happiness

Introduction In 2012, the first World Happiness Report was published. The goal of this report was to measure and evaluate the overall happiness of the world. Recently, the 2017 version of the World Happiness Report was published with updated findings....

Superheroes and Social Cliques

Tyler Dennis Dr. Sula Information Visualization – Gephi Lab “Marvel Chronology Project”     Introduction: The dataset used for this, the Gephi lab, was exhaustive and super ambitious in size and scope. It was curated by the Marvel Chronology Project,...

Prisoner Connections: A Gephi Presentation

Introduction In the 1950s, sociological professor John Gagnon conducted a survey of 67 prisoners.  The survey simply asked: “Who do you consider yourself to be closest friends with?”  According to political scientist Duncan MacRae Jr., the data was incredibly difficult...

Fatal Police Shootings in the United States (Tableau)

Introduction The roots of policing in the United States “can be traced back to a multitude of historical, legal, and political-economic conditions,” primary among which are “the institution of slavery” and “the control of minorities” (Kappeler, 2014). Just as “the...

Dashboard Dreaming Using Tableau

Introduction The second lab of the course served to develop skills in the practical application of data visualization theory and best practices presented in the lectures and readings. The process of information visualization transforms data into representations that can aid...