A Semester-Long Project for COMM 3611 Visual Communication for Information Designers II

This project is meant to provide our 3rd-year students with the experience of tackling an advanced-level interface design task. Their job was to propose an interactive data visualization, through which users can explore an emotionally compelling, engaging, and immersive story that makes use of a collection. They were asked to present their final interfaces through short pitch videos.

Check out the interface (video below) by Cooper Holmes: The Calgary Public Art Data Centre.

Project Theme: Belief (n) 

  1. A state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing: her belief in God; a belief in democracy; I bought the table in the belief that it was an antique. 
  2. Something that is accepted, considered to be true, or held as an opinion. Something believed. An individual’s religious or political beliefs. A tenet or body of tenets held by a group: the beliefs of the Catholic Church. 
  3. Conviction of the truth of some statement or the reality of some being or phenomenon especially when based on examination of evidence: belief in the validity of scientific statements 

Project Context: Alberta (n) 

  1. A province in W Canada. 255,285 sq. mi. (661,190 sq. km). 

Focus: Collection (n) 

  1. Act or process of collecting. 
  2. Number of things assembled together. 
  3. Something gathered into a mass or pile; accumulation.