We did not meet for class last Thursday, but we were assigned to either get familiar with Palladio or Tableau. I followed Miriam Posner’s tutorial on Getting Started with Palladio. I thought the tutorial was pretty simple and I was able to follow each step. Palladio allows you to layer your data on a map. The application also allows us to view a timeline and sort our data through facets. By using facets, I was able to find different relationships between different data. The tutorial also helped me in making a network diagram. The network diagram helped me make relationships among different entities. Finally, the tutorial showed us how to download our maps. Overall, I thought the tutorial was straightforward and I really did not encounter any hardships with Palladio. I have pasted a screenshot of my network diagram below. I enjoyed Palladio, however I do wish the tutorial showed how to add more color to the map or the network diagrams. Overall I felt that my map and diagram were a little dull. Also, I personally felt that Palladio was a little buggy. My browser would freeze and I had to start over.
I am excited to formally start our projects next week. We have learned various tools in class, and I can’t wait to put them together for my project. I hope to have a lot of fun working with the different applications we learned this semester and applying the data I find. I am also excited to see wheat relationships I find in my data, and how I will choose to display the data. Therefore, I am looking forward to next week!