6.933J/ STS.420J Third Paper Assignment

Papers due Wednesday, November 7 , 2001

Choose a visual representation relevant to your project history. Subject it to a Tufte-style analysis. Redo the visual representation so that it will improve the shortcomings of the old ones. Explain why and how your new representation is better than the old one. Submit: 1) the original chart 2) your redrawn version 3) about a page of text which includes your critique and describes why your new chart improves it.

Pay attention to the following issues: What is the information that the visual representation aims to convey? What is its function or purpose? What is the rationale behind it? Who is the producer? Who is the audience?

This is not a group assignment. So everyone should do the assignment individually, although he or she gets the subject matter from the group project.