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 25

Dataset selected

Friday, February 1

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 8

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 15

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 22

Create prototype versions of your visualizations.

Friday, March 1

Outline your narrative.

Friday, March 8

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

Friday, March 15

Complete draft of project.

Friday, March 22

Submit completed project.