This course will be done, made, filled by the students.
The teacher will provide the backbone and the students have to expand.
The students will work on a shared document:
First part of the course
Day 1: 08-05-2014, intro Twitter Day 2: 15-05-2014, intro Databases/Datavisualisation Day 3: 22-05-2014, Twitter API Day 4: 29-05-2014, Twitter research and visualisation
Second part of the course
Day 5: 05-06-2014, working on your assignment Day 6: 12-06-2014, working on your assignment Day 7: 19-06-2014, working on your assignment Day 8: 26-06-2014, final presentations (and some info about the grading procedure)
The students will provide the content (see hackpadlink above).
WDKA description: http://edu.wdka.nl/keuzemodules/2013/09/10/twitter/
Closed hackpad document with backup course content: https://hackpad.com/Twitter-course-To2Pyt7ExUS
Install LAYAR on your mobile phone.
Find the layar which shows the tweets around you.
Investigate what kind of messages are tweeted,
How much is retweeted and other properties which are remarkable.
How do you represent what you found?
and - work on the hackpad document - week 1.
Start making some graphs and diagrams in Google Charts. (You need a gmail account for this.)
Gather number data about tweets (eg using LAYAR) and visualise these numbers in several ways.
Investigate at least one topic in self tracking apps.
Experiment with Scraperwiki. Visualize results.
Experiment with other visualizing tools (could be the teacher's template)
Collect several visualizations which appeal to you. Start preparing your own research and ways to work.
See final Assignment Text
Week 5-8: Work on your own assignment!
Week 8: Presentation and Grading
Final Assignment Text
Given the possibilities of Twitter and your specific design interests you are invited to formulate your own project using Twitter and Visualisation. The project should contain elements of Twitter, text and/or images, and visualisations (Infographics, Datavis, Mapping). It can be done web based, but also can have a meterialisation, like embroidery, knitting, wearable, poster.
The teacher will moderate your proposal.
Important is to show your development and progress within your subject.
Selftracking using Twitter Twitter in participatory design Twitter Novels History Writing using Twitter, compare to http://www.blokmapping.net/over Twitter Journalism, eg Narco Maffia in Mexico, compare in general to article of teacher in: http://www.vredesmagazine.nl/tijdschrift/VredesMagazine2014-2.pdf (Mexico)
Mindmap around your idea - make a mindmap with different categories Research part - what sources are you using and how Technical part - what do you need, regarding software, search engines, datavis engines? Formulating criteria - when is your project a succes? Planning - you have to finish in time, don't make it too big?
Results - These results have to contain
Visual elements, datavis Storytelling elements, text Surprises - not expected observations
You have to deliver a LANDSCAPE format pdf containing:
Title: your name Cover page: your most interesting visual result of this course Page 1: introduction in your own words: what is this course Page 2: week 1 results (from Dropbox) Page 3: week 2 results (from Dropbox) Page 4: week 3 results (from Dropbox) Page 5: week 4 results (from Dropbox) Page 6: Mindmap of your project Page 7: project description, time path, criteria for succes. Page 8/9/10: project results (from Dropbox) Page 11: reflection: what did you learn, liked, disliked about this course? Page 12: list of references (books, links, at least 5)