Development Projects in the Asia-Pacific Region

June 22, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a regional development bank with a mission to “achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.” ADB was established in 1966 and includes 68 member countries in the Asia-Pacific region in addition to Europe and the Americas.……

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NYPD Arrests for the period of Jan – Mar 2020

June 21, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction For this assignment, I used statistical visualizations to understand NYPD arrest data in New York City. I chose to focus on this assignment to understand specifically the nature of NYPD’s law enforcement and how they classify their perpetrators as well as the descriptions of crimes committed. While engaging with the dataset, I chose to……

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New York City Evictions

June 18, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction This project aims to find patterns from the evictions that occur across the five boroughs of New York City as well as the change in eviction numbers as new tenant laws are passed and the COVID-19 pandemic changed the city. Evictions can occur for numerous reasons like failure to pay, breaking community rules or……

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towards the Republic

June 10, 2020 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION Between the late 19th century and early 20th century, China experienced a series of dynamic changes that led to the full collapsation of the Qing dynasty, and the founding of the Republic of China. Internal corruption and external wars had devoured the huge empire. In these turbulent decades, rulers, gentry, farmers, and scholars all……

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The History of News Graphics

June 9, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction I have been interested in data journalism for a few years now. But while I have seen many graphics in publications like the New York Times and FiveThirtyEight, I know relatively little about how graphics were used in media before the 2010s, and so I chose to focus my lab on the history of……

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A Brief history of isotype

June 9, 2020 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION ISOTYPE (International System of TYpographic Picture Education) was developed in 1924 as a universal picture language with the purpose of educating the public on social statistics in charts using multiples of same-size icons to represent quantitative information (as opposed to bar or line graphs). Otto Neurath, Austrian social scientist, economist, philosopher, and theorist behind……

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The War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration in America

June 9, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction Calls for criminal justice reform often use powerful visualizations to illustrate the United States’ dramatic increase in incarceration rates and the stark racial disparities existing within its incarcerated population (Fig. 1). These visualizations often credit the failed policies of America’s 50 year “war on drugs” as a driving force behind mass incarceration, but often……

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CONQUERING COLOR

June 9, 2020 / 0 comments

Timeline.JS Lab Report by Kyle Palermo, June 9, 2019. Background This timeline attempts to place humanity’s use of color in the context of a technological struggle. Color has been part of the entire human existence but only for the last several hundred years have we been able to meaningfully exploit it; for most of our……

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Landmark Technological Advancements in Information Visualization

June 9, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction Information visualization is the practice of displaying raw data through the use of charts, graphs, and images. Modern day visualizations rely heavily on computer applications and technologies. These technologies began taking shape as early as the 1600s, and have steadily advanced to where we are today. Using this timeline, I attempt to highlight some……

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The Road to Autonomous Vehicles

June 8, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction Visions of a futuristic city vary greatly, but many of them almost always feature autonomous technology of some sort, especially in cars. Autonomous vehicles are seen as the future of driving as it can provide many benefits, such as the reduction of air pollution, traffic congestion, and accidents. Although the use of AI seems……

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A History of African-American astronauts who have traveled to space

June 8, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction The adventure of space exploration has been a dream of many humans on Earth throughout the ages. From the extraordinary accomplishments of the Space Race to the modern flights to the International Space Station, many astronauts have ventured out into space and have included diverse groups of individuals including women and people of color.……

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The History of user Experience

June 7, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction The history of User Experience is a rich history that includes a lot more than just the computer industry.  Most things we use as a human has evolved to be simpler and easier for us to use.  Even without realizing it the practice of User Experience has been put into everything we create.  The goal of User……

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EVOLUTION OF MOBILE PHONE

June 7, 2020 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION MATERIALS USED TimelineJS, alongside Google sheet, was used to create the primary interface for this project. TimeLineJs uses a very interactive interface with images, videos, and text, etc. I also retrieved information via the internet regarding the referenced typed ” The Evolution of Cellular Phone. ANALYSIS LET’S TALK SPEED HIGHLIGHTS 1st Generation ” 1G”……

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Evaluation Story: Barnard Digital Collections Website

May 12, 2020 / 0 comments

Barnard Digital Collections offers students and researchers with a vast collection of digital archival material. It gives users free access to nearly 85,000 academic sources, including but not limited to newspapers, scrapbooks, photographs etc. No major design changes have been made to the website since its inception. The goal of this study was to test…

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User testing the Pratt Institute Catalog

May 12, 2020 / 0 comments

We wanted to test the Pratt Institute Catalog website with some actual users Multiple iterations with the client and pilot testing helped fine-tune the process We developed our tasks such that multiple usecases were covered by the test in order to test out the broadest possible variations of the use of the website. The four…

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Evaluation Story: The Canadian Museum of Nature – Website

May 11, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada’s national history of museum located in Ottawa, Ontario. Its mission is to enkindle the unforgettable connections and experiences with nature though engaging exhibitions, collections management, research programs, and engagement in a 21st-century global context. The museum also offers a fully bilingual dynamic in French and English of…

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Redesigning Pratt Institute’s Homepage and Academics Page

May 11, 2020 / 0 comments

— PROJECT SUMMARY About the organization: Pratt Institute is a higher education university in New York City with a mission to transform academic excellence in architecture, art, design, information studies, and liberal arts and sciences through its defining heritage and visionary future. Team: Olaide, Xin and Pallavi My Role: UI/UX Designer, Interaction Designer, Project Manager…

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Evaluation Story: Friends of Materials for the Arts – Website

May 11, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction MFTA raises funds to support educational programs, outreach opportunities and infrastructure improvements for Materials for the Arts. This public-private partnership brings both organizations together for the betterment of NYC. The main audience that MFTA hopes to reach are educators, students, and enthusiasts in the arts and environment fields.  We were four moderators – Yolanda…

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Design Story: Hoptale (Travel App)

May 10, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction Hoptale is an app that connects travelers to discover new destinations and share their experiences by documenting the details of their trip through itinerary and journals filled with photos and words. It is Hoptale’s mission to foster a dynamic yet connect a community of global travelers, one hop at a time! We were a…

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Marvel Universe Social network

May 8, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction While its publishing company had produced comics since 1939, Marvel Comics was truly established in 1961 with the creation of the Fantastic Four. Marvel followed up with Spiderman, the Avengers and the X-men, superheroes that would become the foundation of the now 7000+ stable of characters.  At the time, Marvel set itself apart with……

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