Tablet or desktop views
The Design Incubation team collected responses from a nationwide survey of Design Educators:
Link to → Design Educators Census
Design Incubation reached out to me to:
- Visualize the data in meaningful ways.
- Get info from the census out to faculty.
In the words of Design Incubation:
"The Faculty Census gathers information about trends affecting design faculty. Participants included full and part-time faculty at U.S. colleges and universities. All data contributions are anonymous and used exclusively for research purposes.
The following graphics and charts are based on data gathered in the first faculty census. They were developed to help visualize and evaluate different types and patterns of activities engaged in by faculty and administrators and to investigate the conditions of their employment. We aim to reveal factors associated with academia that might be used for individual or institutional decision-making. This includes but is not limited to college and university budget planning, legislative agendas, anticipating shifts in student body makeup, etc.
Our ultimate goal is to help faculty to understand the landscape of higher education within their discipline and to use data to proactively plan for and/or to react to shifts in thinking about the role of a design educator within the academy. The Carnegie Classification®
Many of the graphics developed for the 2018 Faculty Census use the Carnegie Classification® as a system for comparison. The Carnegie Classification® has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four and a half decades.
The framework is widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty. Looking up your own institution can help you understand which classification applies to you personally and may help inform your understanding of the visualizations from the Faculty Census."
- Design Incubation: Professor Aaris Sherin & Professor Dan Wong
- Steve Wexler, Data Revelations: Survey design expert (consulted about the data structure and best practices for survey design)
"Design Incubation is a venue for educators and practitioners of Communication Design to discuss design research and practice. Our aim is to create a community where designers can assess creative work through a lens of scholarly activity and academic review."
The data required a lot of restructuring so that it could be in a format to be visualized. From this project, I learned the intricacies of this process to structure survey data for visualization. Survey design expert Steve Wexler walked me through the process, and I was able to learn how to do it for myself.
Concepts → Blueprint
The final visualizations in the tabbed Dashboard are my favorite designs and also the most useful tools for personalizing the experience for exploration and insight. In addition to the interactives, the charts can be downloaded in PDF format or as images.