You will not be graded on these milestones, but I recommend you aim to hit them. I will provide feedback on milestones submitted on the corresponding date.

Friday, January 22

Dataset selected

Friday, January 29

Respond to the following questions:

  1. What questions can I explore with this dataset?
  2. What questions do I want to explore, but are impossible with this dataset?
  3. Is it possible to obtain the missing data I describe in question two? If so, how can I do it?
  4. What kinds of manipulation will this dataset require? Am I (will I be) capable of doing this myself, or will I need help?

You should also create a few sketch-like data visualizations. These are not final or authoritative! They’re a way to get an initial look at what you have.

Friday, February 5

Create a draft (draft!! it doesn’t have to be final!) wireframe for your project site, showing the major sections of the project and where the various components will go.

Friday, February 5

Make a list of which data visualization and mapping tools you’ll use, along with a preliminary list of the components you want to create with them.

Friday, February 12

Create prototype versions of your visualizations.

Friday, February 19

Outline your narrative.

Friday, February 26

Begin entering text, images, and interactive components in your website.

Friday, March 5

Complete draft of project.

Friday, March 19

Submit completed project.