Announcing The Winners Of The World’s Largest Student Data Visualization Competition
NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Visualizing.org and GE today announced the winners of the Visualizing Global Marathon, the largest-ever student data visualization competition. 1,017 students from 38 countries competed from Nov 9-11 at 21 universities and art/tech hubs around the world — from Beijing to Sao Paulo, Istanbul to New York — and on Visualizing.org. Students tackled one of three data visualization challenges, each reflecting a different facet of the data revolution: Real-Time, Big, and Social. $15,000 in cash prizes is being awarded to the creators of the top three Interactive and top three Infographic projects, as selected by a jury, and to the creators of the People’s Choice project, voted on by the Visualizing.org community.
The 8 Most Frequent Diseases of the Past 91 Days
Krisztina Szucs: University of Budapest (Hungary)
The Feeling of a Nation
Cristina Palamini, Chiara Andreossi: Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Six Degrees of Transportation
Joseph Henry Murphy, Chad Juehring: University of Florida (US)
Diseases in the World
Yunjung Shin: Dongduk Womens University (South Korea)
Till Nagel: KU Leuven (Belgium)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Jeremias Volker, Julian Stahnke, Lionel Michel, Christina Serowski: University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (Germany)
Marianne Kaufmann, Massimo Guizzetti: Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
The Online Debate
Elisabetta Ghezzi, Luca D’Onofrio: Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Be Open to Be Close
Andrea Molteni, Ileana Ricci: Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Qian Liu, Yun Teng: University of California, Santa Barbara (US)
Asia – O Novo Ponto De Conexao Global
Tiago M. Torres, Lucas Pazin, Milena Mariano: Centro Universitario Senac (Brazil)
The jury was comprised of: Amanda Cox, Andrew Vande Moere, Andy Kirk, Benjamin Wiederkehr, Cesar Hidalgo, Greg Petroff, Jake Porway, Jen Lowe, Jerome Cukier, John Keefe, Manuel Lima, Noah Illinsky, Santiago Ortiz, Stefanie Posavec, and Tom Uglow.
The Visualizing Global Marathon, sponsored by GE and Google, is the eighth student data visualization hackathon hosted by Visualizing.org since 2010 — and by far the largest. The program brings design and computer science students together to tackle real-world issues with data and design.
The winning visualizations are all available in embeddable formats.
Logos, photos and challenge copy are available at http://bit.ly/RzpqDm.
Launched by Seed and GE in 2010, Visualizing.org is a global community of creative people making sense of complex issues through data and design. Together with more than 100 partner universities, international organizations, companies, and NGOs, Visualizing is helping to improve understanding and uncover insights about the systems that make up our world.