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Duke 2014 Student Data Visualization Contest


Are you or your students doing Data Visualization at Duke?

Duke's Data & GIS Services department in Perkins Library is hosting our 2nd annual student data visualization contest this winter! Submissions are now being accepted.

All Duke University undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are eligible. Submit any type of data visualization for a chance to win one of three Amazon gift cards, up to $250!

Final submissions are due January 19, 2014, so start thinking now about how to turn your course projects into submissions. For more details, see the full contest site. Email or with any questions.

Last year's winner Volodymyr Zavidovych created an incredible interactive chord visualization of ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Records. You can see the visualization in action at Other submissions modeled population change, graphed smartphone sensor data, and visualized sex-worker recruitment chains. You can see the full list here: 2013 Data Visualization Contest

A panel of five judges from across campus will review submissions. The submissions will be judged based on:

  • ability of the visualization to generate insights
  • ability of the visualization to tell a story that reaches broad audiences
  • aesthetics and design
  • technical merit
  • novelty

If you or your students are doing data visualization inside or outside of class, consider submitting. If you are not at Duke, follow our progress and/or use it as inspiration to begin your own Data Vis Challenge!


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