The Whitney Museum of American Art Audio Guide User Test

August 18, 2018 / 0 comments

The artwork at the Whitney (left) and the Usability Testing team (from left to right: Armando Garcia, Isabella Deocariza, Andrea Rodrigues do Amaral, Wanyi Wang) Introduction Our goal is an omni-channel approach that is user-centric, and impactful, while remaining faithful to our founding mission of letting artists lead the way.—Sofie Andersen, Director of Digital at the…

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The Frick Collection: Usability Research on In-Gallery Devices

August 16, 2018 / 0 comments

By Alanood Al-Thani, Katie Curran and Shannon Mish Garden Court at The Frick Collection The Frick Collection is a staple of New York’s Fifth Avenue museums, it was founded in 1919 and holds a rich collection of old master paintings, and European decorative arts. Unlike some of the white-cube museums around the City, The Frick Collection…

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Sampling of the Met Collection’s Watercolors

August 6, 2018 / 0 comments

Watercolors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art This final visualization presents the watercolors that are held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While the Met’s open dataset contains 467,665 items, the disarray of the records made it impossible to capture this breadth of information in such a condensed amount of time. I had originally hoped…

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Impact of Landmarks Designations on Surrounding Areas in Brooklyn

August 3, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction The demolition of one of New York City’s most iconic structures, Penn Station, led to the Landmarks Law and the creation of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). Created in 1965, the LPC is charged with protecting historic and culturally significant sites throughout the five boroughs.  This is done by identifying landmarks and historic districts…

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Rollercoasters around the world

August 2, 2018 / 0 comments

Summer is rollercoaster season. My friends and I have made a tradition of visiting theme parks every summer, so when I found a massive database of rollercoasters around the world at RCDB.com, I knew this was something I would be interested in doing and a topic where I knew I would be able to find…

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Gender at MoMA

August 2, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction In building on my earlier Tableau project, and drawing on my work in Gephi, I decided to delve deeper into the MoMA dataset and concentrate on gender representations in exhibitions held between 1929-1989. The Museum opened in 1929 and its first exhibition—Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh—occurred in November of that year. According to the…

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Film Tax Credit — Productions

August 1, 2018 / 0 comments

NYS Governor’s Office for Motion Picture & Television Development offers a Film Production Tax Credit for 30% of qualified costs for eligible New York State productions and an extra 10% credit labor costs incurred in Upstate New York. In order to qualify for the tax credit, productions must fit the criteria set by New York…

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Visualizations and Geovisualizations: Population Summary of NYC

August 1, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Previously, I examined the population projection over the years of 2010 through 2040 (Time-Series Visualization: NYC Projected Population over 2010–2040). While those visualizations display a summary of the projected population for the years over 2010–2040, I wanted to seek and attempt to determine more relationships in NYC’s existing population summaries. The dataset is from American FactFinder/US…

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Mapping the Brazilian Crime Scene & its Causes

August 1, 2018 / 0 comments

Inspired by my latest research, where I’ve contrasted the youth crime rate of some regions of New York City with the number of extracurricular activities that kids have in those areas, I decided to bring this question to my hometown: Brazil. It’s not news that the Brazilian crime rate is tremendous, and compared to NYC,…

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Targeting the Safest Area to Invest A Condo in Manhattan

August 1, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction In the contemporary age, websites and apps are the essential tools for everyone to communicate, to spread ideas, and develop businesses. Before design, a website or an app, analyze data is necessary for making decisions. StreetEasy is a functional app for New Yorkers to find a forever home or rent a home. When people trying to…

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Gender Portrayal in Film

July 30, 2018 / 0 comments

The Bechdel test is a ruleset used to measure the representation of female characters in a work of fiction. A work passes the test under the conditions that 1) two female characters [with names] 2) hold a conversation with each other 3) about anything other than a man. Variations on the test do exist, sometimes…

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Street Trees Per Capita by UHF in New York

July 26, 2018 / 0 comments

While browsing New York City Open Data, I saw a couple of data sets that looked like they would be interesting to compare: the results of the city’s tree census and it’s recent air quality reports. The comparison probably wouldn’t create any real results, but I thought it might be an interesting comparison to make….

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Geovisualization: Mapping NYC’s Projected Population in 2010–2040

July 25, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction I decided to take another look at the summary of NYC’s projected population over 2010–2040 by the Department of City Planning. This rich dataset adds categorization to population statistics by age groups and boroughs of NYC. Besides including totals, the summary sorts the population information into categories of age groups (18 age groups between the…

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NYC School Safety Report – 2010 – 2017

July 24, 2018 / 0 comments

This research started with a simple question; I wanted to understand if there was a correlation between school violence, (such as robbery, assault, etc.) plus the violence of regions around schools with the amount of extra-curricular activities that those kids have. In other words, I want to understand if kids have more stuff to do…

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Wildfire Risk Zones Throughout California

July 24, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Depending on rain levels each year, fire season in California has the ability to ravage certain areas, stretching from backcountry to populated areas. Wildfires are expected; they clear away dead vegetation and weak trees creating space and opportunity for new and stronger growth. At the same time, if uncontrolled, they have the potential to…

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The Price of Freedom: Gun Violence and Children

July 24, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction “This is the price of freedom.  Violent nuts are allowed to roam free until they do damage, no matter how threatening they are.” A quote from Bill O’Reilly’s Blog, No Spin News, regarding the mass murder in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay hotel in the Fall of 2017.  This quote, unfortunately, clearly states that…

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Cultural and Mardi Gras Maps of New Orleans

July 24, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction New Orleans—a city located in the Deep South nestled in a crescent bend in the Mississippi River—has a rich cultural history. Despite sub-tropical climate, and the guarantee of biblical weather, it remains a place of resiliency, love, and hope. Indeed, New Orleans is my hometown and, although a New Yorker now, I am forever…

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Mapping the New York School Crime Rates

July 24, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Not only the Tableau Public, Is there any other tools can analyze data by mapping? 3 Inspirations https://carto.com/gallery/internet-standards/ https://carto.com/gallery/stolen-cars/ https://carto.com/gallery/lifewatch-inbo/Process Carto is a complexed tool, which requested the designer has to have clear thoughts about putting data in order. The process of refining the data is more complicated than others. I download the data from the…

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Museums in NYC

July 23, 2018 / 0 comments

The topic of this information visualization mapping lab are the museum’s in New York City’s five boroughs in comparison with the average median household incomes for the different neighborhoods in said boroughs. I hope to analyze the relationship between these two subjects in the city. As museums in this country do not wholly depend upon…

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Bigfoot Nation: An exploration of Bigfoot legend in the American wilds

July 20, 2018 / 0 comments

“Bigfoot” is a cornerstone of North American folklore dating back 400 years to Native American myth. This creature is described as a 6- to 9-foot bipedal man-beast, sometimes completely covered in black, brown, or burnt red hair and always described as having very large feet. Despite claims by the scientific community that Bigfoot is nothing…

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