Originally posted on kristengrady:
Find an interesting or visually compelling visualization online and write a blog post analyzing the elements based on the framework presented in class (Acquire, Clean, Analyze, and Communicate). Discuss the visual style, assess its effectiveness, and how well the data was represented (be nice, some of those people may be your instructors).
Despite a plethora of spatially-focused and aesthetically-modern data visualizations that currently exist on the web, I chose an “older” and perhaps less “visually stimulating” visualization to discuss here, but one that I believe has an impact as great as any good visualization that was created with more contemporary data visualization tools: The FAA Closure of US Airspace on September 11, 2001 (created by NASA).
I chose this visualization for a few reasons:
1) Again, for its simplicity, an important quality I believe that can be easily lost with the increasing availability of more accessible (e.g. no code required or simply less code…
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