Option 1: Data visualisation
The gathering, conceptualisation and presentation of data in 2D and 3D formats and more recently, using digital technologies to create interactive interfaces, has the capacity to transform our understanding of an issue.
Below is my current reference list for my major essay on data visualisation. My topic of choice is data visualisation in popular culture, and my three examples deal with movies, music, and television. I have not yet finished sourcing references for my essay, so I expect that my reference list will grow as I continue to refine my essay plan and initial drafts.
You must read/view all texts and media in the list of Set readings/viewing for your question. (List your research using APA 6th Edition referencing.)
Reas, C., & McWilliams, C. (2010). Form code in design, art, and architecture. New York: Princeton Architectural.
Roberts, L. (2006). Good: Ethics of Graphic Design. Lausanne, Switzerland: AVA Publishing.
Tufte, E. (1983). The visual display of quantitative information. Cheshire, Conn., US: Graphics Press.
Journal and online articles
Dur, B. (2014). Data Visualization and Infographics in Visual Communication Design Education at The Age of Information. Journal of Arts and Humanities, 3(5), 39-50. Retrieved from http://www.theartsjournal.org/index.php/site/article/view/460/267
Hohl, M. (2011). From Abstract to actual: art and designer-like enquiries into data visualisation, Kybernetes, 40, 7-8, 1038-1044.
Keim, D. (2002). Information visualization and visual data mining. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 7(1), 100-107.
Lockton, D., Nicholson, L., Cain, R. & Harrison, D. (2014). Persuasive technology for sustainable workplaces. Interactions, 21, 1, pp. 58-61.
Google. (n.d.). Music Timeline. Retrieved from https://research.google.com/bigpicture/music/
McCandless, D. (n.d.). The Hollywood In$ider — Information is Beautiful. Retrieved from http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/the-hollywood-insider/
Murphy, D. (2016). Game of Thrones Interactive Viz MkII. Retrieved from https://datasaurus-rex.com/datavisualization/game-of-thrones-interactive-viz-mkii
Koblin, A. (2011, March). Visualizing ourselves … with crowd-sourced data [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/aaron_koblin.html
TED. (2011). What we learned from 5 million books [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/what_we_learned_from_5_million_books.
TED. (2010). David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization