Last week I went to Museum of the City of NYC. One of a exhibition named “NY AT ITS CORE” give me a lot of inspiration about data visualization. This exhibition shows 400 years of NYC history. They use different visualizations to show the city’s development in different part and tell the story about “What make New York New York?” I think one of the most interesting visualization is about the New Yorker’s life (following video).
This exhibition give me lots of inspiration about data visualization. It also have a special exhibition called “Future City Lab”, people could stand in front of the camera, so that the system could shot you in a future street. This interactive way to let people explore the city is more useful and impressive than just reading the data or watching the video. When we face a huge dataset (like our phase3 project), we can jump out of tradition patterns (like chart or graph) to visualize our data.
About our Phase 3 project:
Chian and I had successfully open one of our dataset through Tableau. However, we have three dataset to connect and the data was too huge to open in one sheet. We try to understand our data and choose the useful column. We decided to meet Kevin to talk about the dataset because we couldn’t understand some column’s meaning.
Meet with Kevin, talk about cleaning the dataset and choose some specific values to narrow down the dataset.
Make our first visualization.