The Week in Vis: Week 06

This week we will talk about one of the biggest challenges in visualization: dealing with scale. What happens when you have “too much” (data, complexity, …). Our focus will be on learning about general strategies for dealing with scale.

Lectures will integrate some design exercises to understand the choices, as well as some discussion of comparison as a strategy for thinking about visualizations.

And, of course, Design Challenge 1: One Dataset / Four Stories is ongoing. If you haven’t seen it, there are DC1 Hand-in Instructions.

For this week, we will not talk about “too many dimensions” (which is part of scale) - we’ll save that challenge for next week.