DATE: Monday, November 5, 2012
TIME: 6 – 8pm
The Transportation Club invites you to our first Student Workshop which will take place on Monday November 5, 2012. The purpose of these workshops are to educate students in a new set of skills and techniques which can be applied to their research or academic work. This first workshop will focus on data visualization and will be conducted by Jameson Toole, an ESD PhD student and researcher for the Human Mobility and Networks Lab (HuMNet) at MIT.
Goals: Data visualization is now integral part of the way companies present themselves and innovate. With the massive amount of data now available state of the art tools and techniques change almost daily. In this workshop, we invite you to come learn the art of data visualization, where to find them, how to critique them, and how to create them. The first half of the session will be devoted to learn the basic concepts and techniques through examples, while the second half will feature a hand on tutorial. The tutorial will focus on learning the basics of a popular data visualization programing language, Processing, and will utilize the recently announced Hubway Data Visualization Challenge data. Participants are encouraged to continue working on their visualizations after the tutorial for submission to the challenge.
Please bring you laptops and download Processing and the Hubway Data Visualization dataset (links below).
Processing (v1.5): http://www.processing.org
Hubway Data Visualization Challenge: http://hubwaydatachallenge.org/
Slides: Workshop Slides
**TO THOSE WISHING TO USE THE PROCESSING SKETCH BELOW, PLEASE FOLLOW THE PROVIDED INSTALLATION GUIDES FOR YOUR SYSTEM.**
Final processing sketch: hubway_processing_final
**NOTE** users must unzip the Hubway data folder to the processing sketch data folder or amend filenames: ‘../[sketch_folder]/data/’
Processing documentation: http://www.processing.org
Learning Processing by Daniell Shiffman: http://www.learningprocessing.com/examples/
Open Processing (examples + code): http://www.openprocessing.org/
Unfolding Maps: http://www.unfoldingmaps.org
39 Data Visualization Blogs from Flowing Data:
Other data visualization tools: http://selection.datavisualization.ch/
Hope to see you all there!