The Week in Vis: Week 12 (4/10-4/14)

by Mike Gleicher on April 7, 2017

This past week, we talked about implementation. Which was interesting to some, and not so interesting to others. For those of you who are interested in implementation, it is important that we tried to understand what to implement first. For those of you who aren’t interested in implementation, well, hopefully it was a small enough dose that you got an appreciation for what the rest of us are doing.

The implementation points will be relevant for Design Challenge 3. It is available in draft form, including some initial data and some sample code. Design Challenge 2 is still going on, but you might want to look ahead.

Yes, I am aware we are slow in getting Design Challenge 1 graded. We are working on it.

This week…

  • Monday, April 10th – “Lecture” on Multi-variate data. Alper will be our guest lecturer. He will tell you some things useful for the latter parts of Design Challenge 2. Reading 12 is due, as is Discussion 12 (the initial posting).
  • Tuesday, April 11th – Phase 2 of Design Challenge 2 is due.
  • Wednesday, April 12th – In class, there will be some discussion of the second phase of Design Challenge 2, we’ll do an in-class design exercise. If there’s time left, Alper will help people understand how to do stuff inside the web browser (but this will be at the end, so those of you who don’t want to learn what happens inside a web browser can leave).
  • Friday, April 14th – No class! But Seek and Find 12 is due¬† is due. And the rest of the postings for Discussion 12.

For the rest of the semester…

  • Design Challenge 3 is coming up – you might want to look ahead at the preview.
  • We will have class on Mondays and Wednesdays, with no Friday sessions. By my count, we will have held pretty true to the twice per week schedule, and few people come to the optional Fridays when we had them. Plus, the semester ends on a Thursday, so the last Friday isn’t really an option, and the other Fridays I’m away (and there aren’t that many).
  • We’ll continue the weekly seek and finds (in fact, all of them are posted in case you want to get ahead). There will be weekly readings and discussions for the last weeks too. Hopefully they will get posted soon as well.
  • We have a backlog of grading… but we have a plan to get caught up.


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