Project 1

Katherine Eisenberg, In My Closet, You Will Find  (Eisenberg_In My Closet)

Samantha Swee Merritt, Style Matching Algorithm.  Powerpoint(StyleMatchingAlgorithm).  Handout(stablematching)

Lauren Hallden-Abberton,  3 Years in Tweets (Handout | Website)

Celia Lewis, Celia Lewis, (Handout|Presentation)

Tatiana McLauchlan, Swimming Halfway Around The World, Swimming Halfway Around The World.

Patricia Roth, time fliestime flies_print / time flies_presentation

Jennie Shapira, 6 months in 2 minutes, (website | handout)

Jason Rudin, m or t, (video)

Kevin Shen, Music Associations, (Website | Handout)

Blanca Abramek, States of Mind

Maggie Goldstone, TheUglyTruth-PDF | TheUglyTruth-Handout

Abigail Seligsohn Make-up of Making Make-up of Making

Project 2

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Lauren Hallden-Abberton, Which regions have the most Etsy sellers with 1000+ sales? A visualization of successful Esty sellers in America by their location and category of what they create.

Maggie Goldstone, Shot From This Angle A visualization measuring creative success and consistency of the top 100 critically acclaimed films and the top 100 box office grossing films through correlation between overlap and ranking.

Katherine Eisenberg, Chin Music, A interactive infographic displaying the frequency that different styles of facial hair appear among pitchers in the national league. (Open on Acrobat)

Celia Lewis, Creative Plates A visualization of the most creative restaurants in the world

Patricia Roth, The Clock of Creative Time, A 24 hour wallclock showing the most creative time of polled people.

Kevin Shen, Calvin vs Garfield, a text content analysis of how creative the two newspaper comics Calvin & Hobbes and Garfield are.

Abigail Seligsohn,50 Most Followed Pinterest Users-interactive  (must be viewed in Acrobat) Examing other components of tthe 50 most followed Pinterest users

Samantha Swee Merritt, Calculating Creativity, Using color to abstract an individual’s creativity in comparison to society as a whole

Jason Rudin, Startup Ecoystem Creativity, Mapping startup ecosystems on various dimensions to understand the global startup world, and what influences creativity (with respect to Silicon Valley).

Jennie Shapira, Censorship as a Hindrance to Creativity, Visualizing a lack of creativity in the censorship of words.

Blanca Abramek, FOCUS, A Composite Image of the Decrease in Creativity Test Scores & an Increase in Drug Stimulant Production

Tatiana McLauchlan (100cubesThe Tie Connecting Creativity and Color ) A physical visualization of the 100 richest ( self made American’s tie/blouse color.

Project 3

Tatiana McLauchlan 

The Music: Created by determining the various wind speeds of woodwind and brass instruments. Those instruments were then added together in various ways so that they equaled the wind speeds of Hurricane Sandy at different points in time. The notes were determined by correlating in/sec with Hz and converting to musical note frequencies. Each beat represents one hour.

The Visual:Satellite images of Sandy organized chronologically and stacked on top of one another. The width of the image is proportionally related to the speed of the storm. The thinner the image, the faster the storm was moving. This allows the slow scroll to be more representative of the storm.
Lauren Hallden-Abberton
Without Power – a visualization of power outages in the 5 boroughs of NYC and the length of time it took each borough to regain power.

Patricia Roth
Swept Away_Mantoloking – physical change of barrier island community Mantoloking

Kevin Shen

Opportunity cost of Sandy – what could we do with the time and money lost to Sandy?

Blanca Abramek

Predicted vs. Observed Water Levels at the Battery, NYC During Hurricane Sandy

Katherine Eisenberg

Million Dollar Donors – A look at corporate giving to organizations related to Hurricane Sandy.

Samantha Swee Merritt

Tribute – A look at the victims.

Jennie Shapira

Land Loss Potential in New York City from Hurricane Sandy

images: 1 2 3 4

Jason Rudin

We did well… A look at 311 Data during Hurricane Sandy.

Maggie Goldstone

Losing Power Hurricane Sandy’s dramatic effect on power in the Northeast.

Celia Lewis

Hurricane Sandy’s Storm Surge: Sandy’s Surge + Images 

Abigail Seligsohn : The 20 Most Financially Destructive Hurricanes Project3

Final Project

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United States Hackerspaces
More then just a passing fad, hackerpaces are becoming a
mainstay in many cities around the globe.
Saini, Angela. DIY Gadgetry. BBC News. June 19, 2009.

Tatiana McLauchlan

Tidal Patterns: Philadelphia. Research source:

(Tidal Patterns |  Description)

Patricia Roth: Korea

What was once one folk with a shared culture and with the same prerequisites, got divided in the aftermath of the Cold War. The evolving different political and economical developments had also massive effects on the social lives of the Koreans. Each page of this book shows a socioeconomic figure, that differs in great extent from one country to the other. The disparity between the two countries is expressed in a fold that stands back by percentage to the other country.
data source: CIA – World Factbook

Jennie Shapira

Falling Behind: A Visualisation of My Recent Sleep Patterns and Proclivity to Fall Behind.
Sources: , Personal Records

Samantha Swee Merritt

“Generative Poetry” : A visualization that allows the audience to explore the entire body of my fiction writing from high school to college, through generating their own poetry through a randomization of lines from my works.  Meant to explore the ideas behind Kenneth Goldsmith’s ‘Uncreative Writing.’

Celia Lewis
“The Wharton MBA Difference”
A data visualization of the costs of pursuing a Wharton MBA, with particular emphasis on those choosing to pursue a career in social impact upon graduation.
Sources: Various ones sited in the final visualization, major ones include: Wharton MBA Career Services Report 2012 and Bendheim Loan Foregiveness Program applicant data

Lauren Hallden-Abberton: The Safety Project: Visualizing Freelisting Data (video)
Posters (pdf)

Freelisting is a qualitative research method that is used to better understand how a term or concept is understood by a group of people. For this project, each student in the Qualitative Methods Research Class (SW781) here at Penn recruited between 3 and 5 members of the Penn community (n=104) and asked them to answer 2 freelisting questions designed to explore the meaning of safety. To visualize the differences in responses between genders of participants, I created the video presentation linked above. The video, along with two posters explaining the research methods, were on display in the lobby of the Caster Building in the School of Social Policy and Practice. I worked with Dr. Rosemary Frasso, who teaches the Qualitative Methods Research course.

Jason Rudin, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” Visualized (pdf)

“We Didn’t Start The Fire,” writen in 1989 by Billy Joel, tells the story of history from 1949-1989 through the eyes of the songwriter. Esstentially a list of items put to music, the song is jampacked with 119 snippets from 40 years of history. While the song presents an interesting overview, it can leave the listener wanting for more. This visualization provides the context and information around each lyric, to allow the listener to better understand history through Billy Joel’s eyes. Dates, pictures, and a description now accompany each item as it is presented.



Katherine Eisenberg, Brain Drain: Mozambique (pdf)

The term “brain drain” refers to the mass emigration of trained individuals from low-income countries to nations that can offer better pay. As a result, many nations suffer from a shortage of skilled professionals. This interactive shows the brain drain phenomenon as it relates to trained medical graduates from Mozambique, the highest victim of brain drain in Africa, to various other nations.


WHO Website

New data on African health professionals abroad, by Michael A. Clemens and Gunilla Pettersson

Initial Proposal:

An Atlas of Health Care Statistics Proposal

Kevin Shen

The Pulse of the New York Times

The New York Times published over 90,000 articles in 2012. This visualization reveals the frequency at which countries and geographic locations were discussed in these 90,000 articles. The first mode presents a globe with countries’ frequency represented by color intensity; the second presents more precise cities and places of interest represented as pinpoints of light. Clicking and dragging rotates the globe; clicking on a country links to a random article about that country.

Sources: NYT Developer API and Natural Earth

Maggie Goldstone

Purebred Dog Index

This visualization intends to provide a way to group different kinds of dogs by common factors between them. This guides the learning by going from category to multiple breeds, rather than focusing on one breed at a time. The information used was compiled from as well as the American Kennel Club.

Blanca Abramek- Top 25 Best Places to Live, data source:  CNN’s Money Magazine lists 1) Best Places to Live 2) Hotspots for the Rich & Single

Abigail Seligsohn – Maker Subculture  Final Project