Some Visualization Resources

posted Feb 7, 2013, 8:31 AM by Jen Mankoff

You may or may not have noticed that a great number of useful visualization resources are available on the Assignment 2 webpage.
I also want to point out a few of the things discussed in class: 
And I happened recently upon an interesting essay on the use of maps in city planning.


What can we learn from visualization?

posted Jan 30, 2013, 6:24 PM by Jen Mankoff

I bet that the authors of the first study would have benefited from a nice info graphic
"Improvements in Air Quality add Years to Life Expectancy in US"

This second one is all infographic:
"America's Cancer Clusters"

Indoor snow?!

posted May 22, 2012, 11:02 AM by Jen Mankoff

Vehicle ownership

posted Mar 20, 2012, 12:32 AM by Jen Mankoff

For Lukas :)

Looks like environmental attitudes (and knowledge) are correlated with vehicle ownership choices...

Information Visualization

posted Mar 16, 2012, 2:13 PM by Jen Mankoff

There are a lot of great resources for data visualization out on the web. Some of my favorites include:
For everyone: 

Engineering, Energy sources, and what's worth doing

posted Mar 1, 2012, 2:06 AM by Jen Mankoff

In class today we talked about where one might focus effort for climate change, and the engineering effort in successfully changing the overall energy sources that we draw from. My pre-published copy of the interactions article is linked below; you should also look at Griffith's game plan 1.0 for the engineering effort I mentioned. 

Martin Wattenberg's Data Visualizations

posted Jan 29, 2010, 6:46 PM by Jen Mankoff

Thanks to Elise for this one. SHe said:
"Below is the website of an artist, Martin Wattenberg, who does a lot
of interesting info vis."

Asymmetric Paternalism to Improve Health Behaviors

posted Jan 18, 2010, 7:23 PM by Tawanna Dillahunt

This paper by George Loewenstein et al. describes behavioral economics to change behavior.  In this article, they propose an approach to public policy, termed asymmetric paternalism, which focuses on structuring incentives to help maximize the likelihood that we engage in beneficial behaviors (i.e., changing defaults to be beneficial, etc...).

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