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Citation

L. Klein, T. Sharma, J. Varner, N. Yang, D. Jutan, J. Fu, A. Mola, S. Li, M. Adams, Z. Fang, Y. Li, and S. Munro. Data by Design. 2023 public beta.

Code

https://github.com/EmoryDHLab/data-by-design

Data by Design, a project of the Emory Digital Humanities Lab, was created by an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, students, and professionals, collaborating across two continents, three states, and four institutions.

Lauren Klein (Emory, Departments of Quantitative Theory & Methods and English) is the director of the project and conducted the historical and archival research for the project. She also wrote the text that appears on the site.

Tanvi Sharma (NYU, MS ‘23, Interactive Design and Media) is the lead designer on the project. She prototyped the project website, designing both site-wide and page-specific interactions, as well as the custom visualizations that appear on the site.

Jay Varner (Emory, Center for Digital Scholarship) is the current lead developer on the project. He implemented many of the project’s interactive components, including the scrollytell mechanism that appears throughout the site.

Nicholas Yang (NYU, BA ‘22, Computer Science) is a current developer on the project and former lead developer on the project. He designed and implemented the current site architecture and implemented many of the project’s interactive components, including the visualizations and other interactive features that appear on the front page as well as in the Du Bois chapter. He also led the migration from Vue to React.

Dan Jutan (Georgia Tech, BS ‘24, Computer Science) was the first lead developer on the project, and built the project prototype and alpha version of the site.

Jianing Fu (Georgia Tech, BS ‘21, Computer Science, Univ. of California, Berkeley, MEng ‘22, Computer Science) built the components on the project’s front page, including the interactive timeline, for the project prototype and alpha versions of the site.

Anna Mola (Emory, BA ‘22, Computer Science and Visual Arts) built the components of the Playfair chapter for the project’s alpha version.

Shiyao Li (Emory, PhD ‘26, Computer Science) built the visualization of the Voyages data for the Brooks chapter.

Margy Adams (Emory, PhD ‘25, English) wrote the alt-text for the project site, and contributed research and ideas to the Brooks chapter.

Zhou Fang (Emory BA ‘22, Quantitative Sciences) built the image browser component of the Du Bois chapter for the project’s alpha version.

Yang Li (Emory, Center for Digital Scholarship) built the chapter navigation component for the project site.

Silas Munro (Polymode) created the initial design concept for the site.

Also at Polymode, Edgar Casarin and Brian Johnson contributed valuable ideas and feedback.

Previous Versions
Project alpha (2021-2023)

Citation

L. Klein, T. Sharma, D. Jutan, N. Yang, J. Fu, A. Mola, Z. Fang, and S. Monro. Data by Design. 2023 alpha.

Code

https://github.com/EmoryDHLab/2021-data-by-design

Project director:

Lauren Klein

Designers:

Tanvi Sharma (NYU, MS Interactive Design and Media ‘23),

Silas Monro (Polymode)

Developers:

Dan Jutan (Georgia Tech, BS Computer Science ‘24),

Nicholas Yang (NYU, BA Computer Science ‘22),

Jianing Fu (Georgia Tech, BS ‘21, Computer Science, Univ. of California, Berkeley, MEng ‘22, Computer Science),

Anna Mola (Emory BA ‘22, Computer Science and Visual Art),

Zhou Fang (Emory BA ‘22, Quantitative Sciences)

The alpha version of Data by Design was created between 2021 and 2023 by the faculty and students associated with the Emory Digital Humanities Lab (formerly the Georgia Tech Digital Humanities Lab), in collaboration with the design firm Polymode. Lauren Klein directed the project and conducted the historical and archival research for the project. She also wrote the text for the site. Tanvi Sharma was the lead designer on the project. She prototyped the project website, designing both site-wide and page-specific interactions, as well as the custom visualizations that appear on the site. Dan Jutan was the first lead developer on the project, between 2021 and 2022. He designed the site architecture, both frontend and backend, and implemented both site-wide and page-specific components, including those that appear on the Peabody chapter page. Nicholas Yang joined the team as developer and then lead developer on the project. He implemented the components that appear on the Du Bois chapter page, as well as several additional site-wide components. Jianing Fu built the components on the project’s front page, including the interactive timeline. Anna Mola built the components of the Playfair chapter. Zhou Fang built the image browser component of the Du Bois chapter. Silas Munro created the initial design concept for the site.

Project prototype (2018-2021)

Credits Citation

L. Klein, D. Jutan, J. Fu, Q. Tian, and A. Hayward. Data by Design. 2021 prototype.

Code

https://github.com/EmoryDHLab/2020-data-by-design

Project director:

Lauren Klein

Designer:

Qing Tian (Georgia Tech, MS Digital Media ‘19)

Developers:

Dan Jutan (Georgia Tech, BS Computer Science ‘24),

Jianing Fu (Georgia Tech, BS ‘21, Computer Science),

Adam Hayward (Georgia Tech, BS Computer Science ‘19)

The prototype for Data by Design was created between 2018 and 2021 by the faculty and students associated with the Georgia Tech Digital Humanities Lab. Lauren Klein directed the project and conducted the historical and archival research for the project. She also wrote the text for the site. Qing Tian was the lead designer on the project. She designed the front page as well as the custom page navigation for each of the chapter pages. Adam Hayward, was the first lead developer on the project between 2018 and 2019. He designed the initial site architecture and implemented the layout and visualizations for the Peabody chapter. Dan Jutan took over as lead developer between 2019 and 2021, expanding the site architecture, both frontend and backend, building a Google Docs-based authoring system, and implementing a range of site-wide and page-specific components. Jianing Fu built the components on the project’s front page, including the interactive timeline.