Low-tech Visualization Workshop Results

The first round of our low-tech visualization workshop is complete. We used earnings by gender in the past 12 months (in 2014 inflation-adjusted dollars) from the 2010-2014  in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates) and a variety of craft materials. See below for images and descriptions.


“Income levels are divided by pipe cleaners and are depicted by the orange pom poms. The genders are reflected by the pink or green pom poms, for females and males, respectively.” —Kristen, Nile, Conner & Brandon.



“The second picture shows the percentage of females in comparison to the income bracket. Unfortunately we were unable to plot the mens graph, but the main contrast is that the women’s graph is normalized, while the mens has a second hump towards the end with 21% of the work force having 100,000$ +.” —Griffen, Wes, Judson


“For the third picture, income levels are depicted by pipe cleaners of different colors, with a key assigning each color to an income bracket. The pipe cleaners are tied into circles whose sizes correspond with the percentage of men or women in that income bracket. Blue pom poms represent males, yellow pom poms represent females.”
—Charles, Julia and Niall

How to: Wikiwar!

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  1. Divide into teams
    1. Each team should have a computer
    2. Each team selects a name
  2. To play
    1. Go to Wikipedia.org
    2. Use the menu to select a random article
    3. Each team paste the link in a PiratePad
    4. Go back to the home page and navigate to the random article you chose.
    5. Win you win declare you have won and then paste your path
  3. Or try the online method http://thewikigame.com/speed-race