Category: Coursework

Tracking Fitness – TRACK

Introduction Activity or fitness tracking was a huge trend in 2016 and now it has become even stronger with an overall aspect of monitoring health. Even sleep and mindfulness has become a big deal with the rise in high-intensity workouts,...

Final Project: Visualizing Gentrification in NYC

Gentrification Story INTRODUCTION For my final project I chose to create visualizations from quantitative data available to highlight some effects of the gentrification of NYC neighborhoods using publicly available quantitative data. My goals were to develop interactive visualizations which would...

Radical Cartography and Criminal Justice

Introduction Maps are among the oldest data visualizations, and as such they encourage centuries of dated and biased presuppositions on their “proper” nature and functionality. Critical cartography, which “challenges academic cartography by linking geographic knowledge with power” (Crampton & Krygier,...

Monster Fare: Visualizing the History of Hammer Productions

    Link to Visualization: https://public.tableau.com/profile/will.dennis#!/vizhome/HammerProjectFinaledit/HammerFilmsFinal Introduction Hammer Films is typically associated with horror and monster movies. Their peak success began in the late fifties and lasted until the early seventies. Their tent-pole films often included classic monsters, scared villagers, and...

Visualizing NYC Park Monuments

Introduction This lab report examined monuments and statues located throughout the parks of New York City. I decided upon this topic out of general curiosity. With the daily bustle of the city, many of the park’s monuments and statues often...

NYC 311 Service Requests by Zipcode

Introduction Launched in 2003, New York City’s non-emergency complaint hotline (311) calls have been made available as a dataset on NYC OpenData portal.  The portal provides useful intelligence and the ability to detect patterns which would be difficult to understand...

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....