Showcasing Twenty Years of Venice Project Center Results using Interactive Online Infographics

YEAR: 2009 | TERM: B




John P. Brunelli; Edward Paul Orsi; Amanda Rose Sargent


Daniel Gilbert Gibson

Since 1988, students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have been traveling to Venice, Italy to conduct public works projects on subjects ranging from public art preservation, boat and tide monitoring, to the origins of the Venetian people. Amongst the wealth of data accumulated over the project center‘s twenty year existence, few strides have been made to publish the information in a graphically stimulating and user engaging manner. This project contributed to the ongoing initiative of the Venice Project Center with the launch of a visualization and data resource website. In support of the continued advancement of information graphics and data manipulation in Venice, the website aims to showcase the work of the project center and its students. Techniques and software for large scale data representation both linear and geospatial were researched and several recommendations were made towards the progression of interactive information dissemination regarding the problems facing the city.