milestones of interactive infovis

September 9, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction: While human have longer history using charts and illustrations to present data and information, it was not until 1960 interactive information visualization began a pursuit of statisticians. There are factors which post effect on the development of interactive system, one of the most important factors is technology. New technologies and concepts lead to new……

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EVOLUTION OF VIDEO GAMES

September 8, 2019 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION Video games are a popular form of entertainment amongst the youth. Unlike earlier years, they are also a useful tool for education and health purposes. The industry has seen significant development over the years and the timeline created presents the key milestones of this evolution. The gaming industry has evolved over three crucial eras……

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Video Game Design Beginnings

September 7, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Video game design began in the 1970s and rapidly evolved within years of its first release. Two variables of video game design familiar to users are the platforms and the gameplay styles. Designs compete for users, who in return for their support expect new, stimulating, sustainable products. New technologies and concepts lead to new……

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“Here be dragons” – the brief history of Middle Ages Maps

September 7, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction A few years ago, I have visited Hereford in the UK aiming to see the famous Cathedral Chained Library. In the 17th century, books were precious and well protected, very often by chaining them to shelves. The library at Hereford Cathedral is the largest surviving chained library in the world. However, it has also another……

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Groundwater Contamination in Tennessee

August 27, 2019 / 0 comments

This project looks at the effect of coal ash contamination on groundwater in the state of Tennessee. Tennessee relies on coal-power plants for electricity or other processing and has reported a consistent rise in groundwater contamination which could lead to a rise in drinking water contamination by depending on how close the drinking water source…

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MoMA’s Collection: Gender & Artist Collectives

August 27, 2019 / 0 comments

In working on this project, I first attempted to use MoMA’s Artists csv file, which is found on the museum’s website, to analyze both the gender dynamics of the collection and the issues those dynamics present. I immediately encountered an important issue: the csv file only allows for binary genders. Additionally, there is no way…

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Visit Like a New Yorker

August 27, 2019 / 0 comments

Why am I interested in this topic? This project is based on personal interest.My new yorker story started from fall 2018, my friends visited me when they know I arrived, I am new here, and I was so new that I could not give them too much advice on places to visit,restaurant to check out……

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Object Records at the Fogg Museum

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

This project looked at the database from the Fogg Museum. Through a Harvard API key all the data in the “objects” category were scrapped and using Python they were converted into json files, which were then exported to Tableau to analyze the number of records of the artists’ name, birthplace, deathplace, culture and gender, as…

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RhinoScriptSyntax Exploration

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

This was an exploration of RhinoScriptSyntax, a python enabled function of Rhino 3D modeling. By uploading CSV files into Rhino, data can be visualized both in 2D and 3D space, with the customization of any design concept. After a variety of experiments were more finalized to show three useful attributes of this python use. The…

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Human vs. Machine

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

At the outset of a keyword tagging project for a museum collection, a question that repeatedly came up during research was artificial intelligence tagging (sometimes referred to as computer vision) compared to human tagging. Larger museums who have tested out computer vision technology currently available have often chosen to go with people for keyword tagging…

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Native Arts at the Denver Art Museum

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

This project used Python and Beautiful Soup to scrape the Denver Art Museum’s collections website (https://denverartmuseum.org/collection) For this project, I focused on the works of art in their “Native Arts” department, which contains artifacts and works of art from indigenous cultures of North America and the South Pacific, as well as ethnic groups in Africa….

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Top Songs Sentiment Analysis

August 26, 2019 / 0 comments

Sentiment Analysis is the process of determining whether a piece of writing is positive, negative or neutral. In this project, sentiment analysis is performed on the lyrics of the top 20 songs for the last 10 years. Song Title, Artist Name and Year in which the song was on the list were scrapped from billboard.com….

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US Therapists

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

For my project, I wanted to see how many therapists there are per state in the United States to assess which states have the most access per 100,000 people and which have the least. Writing the Script First, I needed a way to iterate through each state’s listings of therapists on PsychologyToday.com using the BeautifulSoup…

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311 Live Map

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

This project attempts to create a ‘live’ map of 311 data for the City of New York. The data is not truly live since the API is updated only once a day. The project has two parts: a Python script that makes an API call and performs data manipulations before converting to a geojson file,…

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The New Deal in New Orleans

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the largest and most ambitious federal agencies created by Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal. From 1935-1942, the WPA employed millions of Americans throughout the country as a means of ameliorating unemployment and poverty caused by the Great Depression. Eligible skilled and unskilled workers…

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives EAD

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

This project, created during the Programming for Cultural Heritage course at Pratt Institute iSchool, was designed in response to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Archives (RRFA) request for a CSV formatted finding aid to facilitate shipping of materials for digitization and storage. The EAD XML finding aid used for this conversion is an export from ArchivesSpace….

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Mapping Pre-Prohibition Alcohol in Brookyln

August 25, 2019 / 0 comments

King’s County Distillery, established in 2010, claims to be the “oldest whiskey distillery in Brooklyn” because of how lasting the effects of prohibition were on alcohol production in this borough. We were interested in knowing which Brooklyn neighborhoods felt the effects of prohibition most. As our data source in this investigation, we used publicly available…

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Alexander Street Landing Page Redesign (Design Story)

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

Project Brief: The goal of this project was to ensure that the users of Alexander Street Press, a video and primary source archive for educational programming, were met with the highest possible satisfactory landing page. One that would aide in sign-up statistics and let the users know what it is that Alexander Street has that…

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Enhancing The Pratt Institute Libraries Experience – UX Research and Recommendations

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

ABOUT THE PRATT INSTITUTE LIBRARIES The Pratt Institute Libraries is an academic library institution serving three campuses in the New York area. The Libraries’ main building is located on Pratt’s Brooklyn campus with collections and services that focus on the visual arts, architecture, design, creative writing, and related fields. The mission of the Pratt Institute…

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AFA Design Story – Patrick Jerry

August 22, 2019 / 0 comments

  The Project Our task was to redesign of the Arts for All official website to make it more attractive, more functional, and  more appropriate for a modern arts education nonprofit. The Problem AFA’s current website is unpleasant to use because it is ugly to look at and it is difficult to discern the site’s…

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