The Challenge Scenarios are now live! Choose one scenario you want to work on from our list.
- Any Temple University student.
- Students can work individually or in teams. There is no registration required.
What you can use
- Any software tool. Workshops on several tools are offered in October.
What you should submit
- The graphic. It can be static (an image) or interactive (such as Flash).
- A brief description (1 page or less, single-spaced) explaining your graphic and why you think it’s effective.
- Make sure it’s clear which one of the three challenges you’re addressing.
How you should submit
- All submissions must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on November 1, 2013.
- Attach the graphic and the description as separate files to a single email message with the subject line “Entry for Analytics Challenge”.
- Static graphics must be converted to PDF format. The one page description must also be converted to PDF format. There are free tools that do this, such as PDF Creator.
- Interactive visualizations must be viewable on any PC running Windows 7 with the latest versions of Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. No other software or configuration should be required! It’s a good idea to check with the challenge team before submitting (send an email to email@example.com).
- The chosen scenario, the names of all team members, and their Temple AccessNet IDs must be clearly displayed on the graphic and on the one-page description.
What happens after you submit
- You will receive a confirmation email acknowledging your entry.
- Finalists will be notified by email by November 8, 2013.
- Finalists will present their work in front of the judging panel on November 15, 2013.
Your entry will not be accepted if…
- It is submitted after the deadline.
- The attachments won’t open or are in the wrong file format.
- Your interactive visualization won’t run.
- You don’t specify the challenge you are addressing.
- Team member names are not on both the graphic and the description.
How entries will be evaluated
There are five criteria:
- Clarity (how well the graphic stands on its own without additional explanation)
- Novelty/creativity (originality of thought; surprising way of approaching the data)
- Provides meaningful insight into the data
- Integration of multiple data sets to yield new insights
- Utility of the visualization in aiding decision making
Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org