This infographic by Amanda Peralta was one of five finalists in the Libraries' first data visualization contest. Click on the image to enlarge.

This infographic by Amanda Peralta was one of the finalists in our first data visualization contest. Click on the image to enlarge.

This infographic summarizes key findings of the 2012 Duke Intellectual Climate Committee report. The report was commissioned by Duke’s student government in the wake of several media controversies to gain an understanding of what, if anything, should be improved about the university’s intellectual climate.

In partnership with Duke Institutional Research, the Intellectual Climate Committee conducted a student body survey. Committee chair Amanda Peralta then led an effort to analyze the survey results and develop appropriate visual representations.

In addition to providing valuable insights about campus life, the infographic was one of five finalists in our first data visualization contest, organized by the Libraries’ Data and GIS Services department. A panel of five judges from across campus evaluated submissions based on aesthetics and design, technical merit, the ability of the visualization to tell a story and generate insights, and novelty.

The purpose of the contest was to highlight outstanding data visualization work at Duke, and to celebrate recent upgrades to our lab space in Perkins Library, the Brandaleone Family Center for Data and GIS Services. To see more data visualizations by Duke students, visit our data visualization contest gallery on Flickr. To see the Intellectual Climate Committee report and full set of visualizations, visit the committee’s website.

 

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