Welcome to the 1st annual Student Data Visualization Contest! This contest encourages students at the University of San Francisco to "change the world from here" using visualization. Various prizes will be given out to the best entries at the end of the semester.
Submissions are now CLOSED. See the bottom of the page for the 2013 winners!
You must submit an interactive web-based visualization. You may use any dataset, but must justify how your visualization of that dataset helps "change the world from here" according to the core mission and values at the University of San Francisco.
Specifically, in addition to an interactive visualization, your submission should include the following:
See the Judging section for more information on how your visualization will be evaluated, and the Submission section for how to submit your visualization.
Your submission must be accessible via the web. For example, you could use D3, GitHub Gist, and bl.ocks.org to host your visualization, or R, ggplot2, GitHub Gist, and shiny. The judges will have the necessary software installed to run Shiny webapps hosted on Gist locally.
Each visualization will be evaluated on the following criteria:
The winners will be determined by a panel of judges. These judges will rate each visualization based on the above criteria, and the visualizations with the highest ratings will be the winners of the contest. Any ties will be broken by the panel of judges.
The judges for this contest include:
Prizes will be awarded to the first place winner and two honorable mention winners, and will be showcased on this website.
The first place winner for the best overall visualization will receive a Wacom Bamboo Create Pen and Touch Tablet.
To submit your visualization for consideration, please fill out the form with a link to your visualization at:
If you are taking CS 360/686 Data Visualization this semester, you must still enter your project using the above form to be considered for this contest.
Congratulations to our 2013 USF Student Data Visualization Contest! See their entries below.
Submission: Population Change Over the Decade
Submission: WHO 2000 Data on Global Cild Mortality