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Media and Communication: MCC-UE 14 Media & Cultural Analysis

Provides an introduction to core resources in the field of media and communication.

Fall 2017 MCA+ Data Visualization Assignment Library of Data

Open the Google Chrome browser (if you do not have Chrome installed on your device, you can install it here)

Select a dataset from the list below to work on a visualization. These datasets have been structured and cleaned so you can use them effectively in Google Sheets or CARTO.

Once you open a dataset, go to File > Make a copy... to add to your drive. Then you can add to the data, try sample visualizations in Google Sheets, or export as a .CSV and load into CARTO.

If the group does not like any of these data sources, feel free to develop a new one.

Compare these data visualizations

In small groups, discuss the three sample visualizations below (this is all the same data; it’s just visualized differently). In your group, ask any of the following questions:

  • What information do these visualizations show? What information is missing or unclear?
  • What questions do these maps or visualizations lead you to ask? 
  • What would make these maps more interesting? Better colors? More information, effects, or animations?
  • What other information might back these visualizations more effective?
  • What are the qualities of a good data visualization?
  • How do these maps show how the same core data can be visualized differently?

Visualization One

This graph represents how much cellular phone usage has penetrated a given country, relative to the average amount of cell phone users per 100 residents of a country. 

Visualization Two

This graph represents how much cellular phone usage has penetrated a given country, relative to the average amount of cell phone users per 100 residents of a country. 

Visualization Three

This map represents how much cellular phone usage has penetrated a given country, relative to the average amount of cell phone users per 100 residents of a country in 2013. 

Visualization Four

This graph represents how much cellular phone usage has penetrated a given country, relative to the average amount of cell phone users per 100 residents of a country.

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Journalism Librarian

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Contact:
Bobst Library Mezzanine, room 1M-04H katherine.boss@nyu.edu
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