Student visualization projects

Posted to Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

A lot of fun and interesting projects seem to spring up when you force students to sit down and work (or else they fail), and with summer break just about in full swing, many of these projects are going up online now. For example: Professor Golan Levins’ students’ projects at Carnegie Mellon:

Thirty students, spanning eight departments, created personal research investigations into arts-engineering, freestyle computing, and new media practice. These projects explored experimental interfaces, information visualization, games, real-time audiovisuals, computationally generated forms, interactive robotics, 3D scanning and depth imaging, crowd-sourcing, physical computing, and many other topics.

The above image is a shot of James Mulholland’s take on the family tree.

Designer Nicholas Felton’s students at the School of Visual Arts visualized Nike+ running and cycling data from New York City users. Below is the work of Christopher Cannon who mapped distance and time of paths.

Are you a teacher with some student work to show off? Leave a link the comments.



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