Saturday, July 5, 2014

Two interactive visualizations by Spanish students

Every year, I give advice to some students from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (the one we're I'm getting my PhD) on their capstone projects. UOC is a public institution which puts great emphasis on new technologies, including multimedia, coding, visualization, and infographics. Months ago I wrote about the Visualizing Buffy project, and today I'd like to mention David García's Everest: Adventure or Business, and Gemma Pallàs' The New Believers, which have been just turned in after months of hard work. They've used interactive charts and maps (d3.js-based) and 3D animation extensively. They aren't perfect yet —copy needs editing, and performance is a bit lacking in some places— but I'm quite satisfied with the results. If you need interns or entry-level people, perhaps you may want to consider them!