MAS.962 Week 7 03.31.98

The Virtual Society: Identity, Interaction and Interface Design
Social Visualization: sensing the virtual crowd

Reading assignment:

Read the two papers (the Milgram reading is available in the bin on the desk near the entrance to the d+i area) and look through the Tufte books. There are a number of copies of them in the Lab; they are also in several MIT libraries and on reserve in Rotch. (No written review this week).

Design assignment:

Sketch a design for visualizing a large online group. This is just a preliminary sketch, meant to get you to think about the underlying issues in depth.

Some questions to think about are:

Although we won't be doing an in-class critique of these sketches, I'd like you to have a chance to look at each other's work before class on March 31. Please send me the URL of your sketch by Sunday evening, March 29.