The Joy of Navigation: A Design Story

December 18, 2018 / 0 comments

About the project UX-Women was tasked with optimizing the mobile experience for www.nypl.org to accommodate the growing desire for a robust mobile access. Based on our stakeholder interview, we interpreted mobile optimization to include a more seamless experience from desktop to mobile, and from physical libraries to the web. Over the course of 12 weeks,…

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Timekeeping Over Time: Temporal Visualizations Across History

December 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Our Relationship with Time Time is a universal dimension of  human experience, but the ways in which time has been measured, expressed, and adapted throughout history vary. The practice of timekeeping is ultimately a pragmatic one. Time must be kept to make future plans, to record past events, and to make decisions relative to time…

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Attempting to Visualize Local Arts Agency Constituent Network(s)

December 18, 2018 / 0 comments

Network mapping is a useful tool for exploring complex and interconnected systems. Systems that develop organically (whether biological, social, etc.) don’t behave the way that we expect them to because we didn’t compulsively design and order them. Figure 1. Imaging of mouse brains (naturally occurring, neural networks) using fluorescent solution.1 If we had, they would…

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Mapping Popular Topics of Climate Change

December 17, 2018 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION For my final project in Information Visualizations, I chose to explore the topic of climate change in order to better understand the many subtopics within it. A couple months ago I came across an article that addressed the issue of food waste and how it is a factor in climate change. I had also…

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Protected: Pratt Institute Libraries Website Redesign

December 16, 2018 / 0 comments

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Visualizing Violence Against Philippine Civilians in 2018

December 16, 2018 / 0 comments

Protest against the Philippine war on drugs at the Philippines Consulate General in New York City. About the Philippine War on Drugs Since the instatement of current Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte in 2016, the country has been in a state of unrest. The large-scale drug war waging for the course of Duterte’s term is marked…

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Bronx River Trash Collection and Fecal Bacteria Analysis

December 16, 2018 / 0 comments

By: Seth Crider, De Han, Lindsay Menachemi, Nat Quinn, Drew Stanley, and Zack Walker Introduction In October 2018, Professor Chris Sula from the Pratt School of Information reached out to students in his Information Visualization class with a dataset given to him by Diana Fu, the Education and Stewardship Associate from the Bronx River Alliance…

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Connecting Les Misérables

December 16, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is one of those titles that maintain notoriety in books, theater, and most recently movies. The work has provided us with a number of classic characters such as Jean Valjean, the protagonist on the run after stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family, Inspector Javert, the man who…

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Visualizing the World of Pokemon: A Tableau Project

December 16, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction The Idea Growing up in the late 90s, we, Sanchit and Naman, were exposed to the wonderful world of Pokemon, when it first came out in black and white on the Nintendo Gameboy. The graphics were terrible we both admit, but the concept was so alluring that it started a whole revolution. Soon, there…

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Latin American Players in Baseball

December 15, 2018 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION For over a century, Baseball has been one of the major sports in America.  In the past 70 years though, we have seen that sport evolve with stricter rules and team with players from all over the world.  These player have been some of the most leading names in baseball such as Roberto Clemente…

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Fluctuation of Funding for State Arts Agencies Over Time

December 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Americans value the arts now as much as ever, citing that arts empower our communities and enrich our lives. Public arts and arts in public places are accessible to most, and a social equalizer, proving to be the most popular sources and locations of American arts engagement (fig. 1).1   Figure 1. Americans for the…

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NYC Wi-Fi Hotspots Interactive Visualization

December 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Click to see the finalized NYC Wi-Fi hotspots interactive visualization in Tableau Public. INTRODUCTION The project is to visualize the WiFi hotspots in New York City, which is the extension from my fourth lab project. Public WiFi hotspots are physical locations where people can obtain Internet access. They usually created by a business for public…

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Fast-Food vs. Vegetarian + Vegan Food Options In the US

December 14, 2018 / 0 comments

by JiSun Hong & Christine (Ye Eun) Sun Introduction Our objective was to show the number and location of fast food restaurants in contrast to fully vegan or vegetarian restaurants in hopes to learn about the relationship between the regions that have more vegan or vegetarian restaurants available. We wanted to visualize it to see…

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Marvel Universe Visualization

December 14, 2018 / 0 comments

UNKNOWN LOCATION, DC – FEBRUARY 17: Marvel Comics Publisher, Stan Lee, poses with a book of “Spider Man” comics which he created along with comics on the “Hulk” and others. Photo from Washington Post Archive scanned on 2/17/2009. (Photo by Gerald Martineau/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Written by Wen Chen, Pei Liang and Xingya…

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NYC Shooting Incident Data 2013-2017

December 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction For this final project I wanted to continue using New York City crime data to further expand upon projects I had done earlier in the semester. My first lab report that dealt with crime data looked specifically at data about felonies committed in New York City parks across all five boroughs from 2016-2017. This…

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Interview with Senior Manager of Digital Media, Morgan Library & Museum

December 6, 2018 / 0 comments

What began as the private collection of John Pierpont Morgan has now grown into a museum and research library located in the center of Manhattan. From 1890, Morgan started collecting illuminated, literary and historical manuscripts, early printed books and old master drawings and prints. While the collection is still primarily focused on works on paper,…

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Personal Citibike Usage

December 4, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction: Citibike is the shared bike service that covers most of Manhattan and northern Brooklyn in New York City.  For me, it is used primarily for local short transit, as I use my own bike for longer rides.  This visualization captures starting and ending points over a three month period of my personal Citibike usage. …

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The Missing Component from Museum Digital Strategy

December 3, 2018 / 0 comments

Why museum digital strategy should include job sourcing… Interactive kiosk at New York Historical Society Over the past few years, museums have been discussing how to best incorporate digital tools and adapt to the rapidly changing, technology-centered world. There have been significant examples of both specific digital strategy documents and generic strategy with digital incorporated…

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Mapping NYC Libraries Impacted by Rising Sea Levels

December 1, 2018 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION Although New York City is home to hundreds of cultural institutions, this study will focus specifically on NYC’s public library systems (New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Library), which include over 200 locations. Conservation of the (nearly) 53 million items housed in the NYPL system alone is under continuous discussion, especially…

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Old Masters Online — Web Development at The Frick

December 1, 2018 / 0 comments

Old Masters Online — Web Development at The Frick Interview with Valery Chen, Front-End Web Developer at The Frick Collection Introduction Housed in the historic Fifth Avenue residence of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, The Frick Collection showcases work by European artists, especially Old Master paintings. The associated Frick Art Reference Library serves as one of the premier institutions…

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