Just like last year, my students at City University of New York’s data visualization class (IS608) have finished their final projects. You can check out all of them (from this year and previous years) here.

This semester was challenging as an instructor: it was a big class with students from many different backgrounds. That’s been great for the variety for projects, with students focussing on things I know very little about, like nano-satellites, Ebola, and extreme weather events. But it did require a lot of effort and more careful communication than previous years.

Like other years, there are a few projects that were really exceptional that I’d like to highlight.

Derek Nokes built a really nice tool to look at industry performance in the S&P 500. He hasn’t finished the return sensitivity portion of the ambitious project yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Honey Berk focused on homes in Essex County, NJ, and found some really interesting relationships between different communities, as well as including a really useful property filtering tool.

Nick Capofari did a data-journalism-style ode to Staten Island. I was skeptical of his project when he proposed it, but he won me over and I think his piece does a great job telling a really interesting story.

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Congrats to the whole class on finishing the semester: again, if you’re interested in seeing their work, you can do so here.