Inspired by Hans Haake’s institutional critique, I wanted to do something with school data in the hopes that I would eventually be able to mine the data for something interesting with possible correlations between schools attended, degrees earned, and loan repayment.
I found a website with an api that may be useful, but under the advisement of Jason, I have tried to do something simple on this go around just to get the data working for me.
So in this sketch the aesthetics are more important than the data itself. The school size is mapped to the ellipse size and that’s about it. I had some problems getting data from anywhere other than New York, but that is something that I can spend more time on and digging into the data dictionary from the site.