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Assignment #9: Final Project Proposal
In your own words, summarize the feedback you received from your
classmates. Be sure your proposal writeup answers their questions and
incorporates (as appropriate and feasible and by your choice) their
suggestions. Your proposal should also address the questions below:
Who is your target audience?
What is your central research question? What is your hypothesis for
Story board your initial visualization design ideas. How will the
visualization allow you to answer your research question and confirm
(or disprove) your hypothesis? What different design choices can you
make to ensure your visualization is effective? How about to ensure
your visualization is memorable? What interaction do you envision for
What is your step-by-step list of tasks for this homework? What
are the core tasks that must be completed to accomplish a basic
visualization? What are the additional tasks that you will tackle as
time allows? If it helps, think about organizing your tasks into
- Motivation & Problem Definition
- Visualization Design
- Data Collection
- Visualization Execution
- Analysis & Validation
- Visualization Revision
If this is a continuation or extension of a project you have already
worked on (in this course, in another course, for your research, or in
your spare time): What is the current status of that project?
Indicate which pieces are significantly new or large extensions to
your previous/ongoing work.
If this is a team project: What is the initial plan for
division of labor?
Risks & Limitations: What are the uncertainties in your proposal?
What steps are critical to the success of your project but might not
work out despite your best intentions and hard work? What's your
backup plan? Even if your plan goes perfectly, what are the
limitations of your project, what sorts of data will be remain outside
the scope of your technical implementation.
Find and summarize at least 2 traditional technical references
(ideally academic papers or books) that will guide your project.
Teams of 2 should aim for at least 3-4 technical references.
Check out IEEE Visualization (InfoVis &
IEEE Transactions of
Visualization and Computer Graphics,
and Ken-Sen Huang's
index of graphics conference papers (and many others). Note: You
may need to be on RPI's VPN and/or use
the RPI Libraries RensSearch to
access many of these papers.
Find other reference material, data sources, and other inspiration or
background material. Create a bibliography for your project (using
proper bibliographic format).
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