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Data visualization can be an important guiding force in scientific debates and casual discussions alike. Bringing data visibly into the world can inform and bring attention to critical issues, as well as help us develop a more personal relationship with the data. This project aims to promote awareness and stimulate discussion about climate change through visualizing personal carbon footprint data on clothing. It explores the placement of visualizations in the social sphere, as well as revealing unseen individual and systematic responsibility for carbon emissions.
Graphiti: Interactive Specification of Attribute-based Edges for Network Modeling and Visualization
Network visualizations, often in the form of node-link diagrams, are an effective means to understand relationships between entities, discover entities with interesting characteristics, and to identify clusters. While several existing tools allow users to visualize pre-defined networks, creating these networks from raw data remains a challenging task, often requiring users to program custom scripts or write complex SQL commands. Some existing tools also allow users to both visualize and model networks.
This project is a qualitative study of non-textual mobile communication practices in Southern China. Examining the rapid proliferation of emoji in WeChat use, we attend to the lessening dependence on a text. We use interview and observation data from 30 participants to investigate how rural, small town and urban Chinese adults creatively and innovatively balance the use of emoji and text in their communication, as we envision the evolution of emoji into a modality of its own.
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Eric Corbett, a Ph.D. student in Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, has received a $25,000 grant from Microsoft to help complete his dissertation on the role of trust and technology in local government.
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