Chronophotography and the Power of Movement

July 1, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction My Knight Lab Timeline was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s ‘small multiples’ and Étienne-Jules Marey’s Paris-Lyon train schedule and Chronophotographic Gun. These related visualization milestones appear on “An Interactive Timeline of the Most Iconic Infographics” (www.infowetrust.com/scroll/). Muybridge (1830-1904) and Marey (1830-1904) were contemporaries and contributed substantially to the field of photography through their technological inventions….

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What drives users to delve deeper into The Met’s vast online collection?

June 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Reported by students at the Pratt School of Information. Chinos Maduagwu, Jamie Raymond, Jill Hackett, Xiaxin Chen. This project was done as part of the course: Usability: Theory and Practice. Located in Central Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City houses art from around the world spanning over 5,000 years. The museum…

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The Frick Collection: Usability Research on In-Gallery Devices

June 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Courtyard at The Frick Collection The Frick collection is a staple of New York’s MuseumMile, the museum was founded in 1919 and holds a rich collection of old master paintings, and European and American decorative arts. Unlike some of the white-cube museums around the City, the Frick Collection looks like a home. The museum walls…

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Not being photogenic in the age of Instagram: Natural History Museums

June 2, 2018 / 0 comments

Natural history museums are some of the most easily accessible museums to people of all walks of life and of all ages. How many of us went to a natural history museum in 2nd grade as a field trip? It’s easy to see how these natural history museums relate to so many of the lessons…

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Visitor Journey Mapping In Museums

May 15, 2018 / 0 comments

Co-written by Megan Paqua and Sydney Stewart The museum visitor experience is often difficult to visualize for every visitor from beginning to end. That is where visitor journey mapping comes in. A user journey map is the creation of a visualization of the steps a visitor might go through in engaging with the museum during the…

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Mobile Operating System Transformation in a Digital Decade

May 13, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Smartphone and app seems to dominate people’s daily lives. Since I have some design experiences about electronic devices, I am very curious about the digital world of smartphone development in the recent decade. At the same time, social media, which change the way individuals and large organizations’ communicate, also made huge impact recent years….

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Populated Places in the World with Carto

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Populated place, known for the places of human settlement, is a geographical area constituting a city or town. In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live. A settlement can range in size from a small number of dwellings grouped together to the largest of…

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Improve Passenger Experiences of Airlines Facing Future

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction and Goals As a continuation of my previous topic visualization of global flight networks, I decided focus on improving the customer (user) experiences of airline companies in my final project, which is also the project goal. As I mentioned before, If you used to have the experience flight 19 hours of a long distant…

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Digitizing Cultural Heritage: Beyond Risk Management

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

In this paper, I discuss the history of copyright’s development, highlighting the steady increase in control of copyright holders as well as explaining the limited protections extended to libraries and archives. I use several case studies to illustrate the role of risk management and its uneven success in the digitization of library and archival resources….

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Supporting Software Preservation @ NYPL

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

In the fall of 2017, Pratt Institute’s School of Information began a partnership with the New York Public Library in the form of a two-semester practicum-internship which supports a Pratt MSLIS student in gaining practical experience toward the archiving and long-term preservation of born-digital materials. Read more about this fellowship at SpecialCollections.txt This spring I worked…

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Individual Differences in Aesthetic Judgement of Website Interfaces

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

The poster will present a proposal for a research study that examines the relationship between individual differences (Need for Affect) and aesthetic judgements of website interfaces. While much of the focus in HCI/UX has been on the usability of products and how aesthetics plays into that, there is a lack of research that looks into…

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Usability Testing of the Brooklyn Historical Society Website

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

In this project, five students developed a user testing plan to identify potential usability problems found on the Brooklyn Historical Society’s website (brooklynhistory.org). Ten participants who were familiar with BHS and/or interested in the history of Brooklyn were recruited and completed a series of tasks and questionnaires. After all testing was complete, the results were…

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Peshawar Scrapin’: Producing a better index to CIA documents on the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, 1979-1989

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Peshawar Scrapin’ is an exercise in rapid subject tagging of poorly-described of textual material. Using automatic and human-curated methods, I scraped 7,000+ PDF documents on the Soviet-Afghan War from the CIA’s website, expanding the CIA’s deficient metadata with the names of relevant persons, factions, places, and concepts. Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ND-sEmw5zBjerO3t3x68xGrJHtk9Ar9rhu0GOTHgxzE/edit?usp=sharing Author information evolow | The post…

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Cultural Trauma and Reconciliation: Mau Mau and the Case for an Inclusive Archive

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

This paper will discuss governments as sources of evidence and how they can be used to conceal human rights abuses and perpetuate state-sponsored narratives of truth. Using the British Empire’s systematic imprisonment and abuse of the Mau Mau in Kenya as a case study, I will consider the ways in which colonial governments have favored…

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Libraries & Journalism: The Information Community

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Image source: University of IL This LibGuide brings together journalism and librarianship under the umbrella of a unified “Information Community.” While there is precedent for collaborative action among these groups, this guide provides insights and resources in a shared space to foster relationships and understanding.     Librarians and journalists have a similar goal: to…

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The “Political Question”: Justiciability of Political Gerrymandering in Gill v. Whitford

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

  Political gerrymandering is not a new problem. The partisan mapping of districts and apportionment or Representatives in order to sway votes to favor one party over another existed in colonial times and persists today. The Supreme Court has so far refused to hear cases involving political gerrymandering on the basis that the Constitution provides no…

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Help Wanted: How Libraries and Journalists Can Save Local News and Serve Human Rights

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Help Wanted Librarians and Journalists Local news is dying and a new trend is emerging. Librarians are partnering with local journalists in various and unusual ways. It’s both a radical yet sensical way to try and rescue local news. The fact that libraries are trusted sources among local communities only strengthens the concept and the…

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Visualizations of the Global Flights Network

May 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction With the rapid pace of innovation, airlines and airplane makers are working hard to keep up. People love travel, and if you travel to abroad, how to search a flight in a perfect price and desirable air service in the main problem. For Instance, if you used to have the experience flight 19 hours…

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#infoshow18 Demos and Video Trailers

May 10, 2018 / 0 comments

These demos and videos will be on display at #infoshow18: Heather Hill – Creating a Map on Carto (video) Youn Lee – 2017 Houston Astros Regular Season (interactive visualization) Pratt Shows video trailers: Author information Student Work | The post #infoshow18 Demos and Video Trailers appeared first on #infoshow.

The Networked Art Genome Project

May 9, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction This report explores categorical and hierarchical data from The Art Genome Project (“TAGP”), Artsy’s ongoing study into the characteristics and connections between artists and artworks, using Gephi, an open-source network analysis and visualization software. The goal of the resulting network visualization is to graphically represent abstract information hierarchies, providing a shared point of reference…

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