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....

#ScreamIntoTheVoid: How Far Does Your Twitter Network Reach?"> Visualization of Thorp's Experiment

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Introduction Digital technology (DT) has revolutionized communications. Coupled with the boundless potential of the internet, DT promises to continue redefining the standards for engagement in the public sphere. In particular, social networking sites like Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr...

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,...

Visualizing Good Flight Paths

Introduction Networks help to explain our complex world by presenting insights into the relationships of elements (people, events, bacteria) revealing extent of connections between them.  For the network visualization lab I set out to create a graph of an airline...

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...