Data heads, animators, graphics geeks, designers, mappers, students and professional visualization artists converged on The Bocoup Loft in Boston’s Fort Point Channel Tuesday night to find out the answer to one question: who had won the Hubway Data Challenge?
The contest, which kicked off in October after Hubway and MAPC released complete history data on half a million bike share trips for the first time ever, asked for teams and solo craftsmen to create visualizations, animations, maps, or info graphics illustrating something new about more than a year’s worth of data. Contestants were encouraged to submit entries in any format, with the highest marks for those that were both beautiful and smart.
Overall Best Visualization:
Ta Chiraphadhanakul, PhD Candidate, MIT Operations Research Center in Cambridge
Russell Goldenberg, Hacker-in-chief, Engagement Game Lab at Emerson College in Boston
Best Analysis (tie):
Kim Ducharme, Kenn Knowles, Verena Tiefenbeck, Zia Sobhani, Boston/Cambridge
Ari Ofsevit, URS Corp & MassRIDES Outreach Coordinator, Cambridge
Best Data Narrative:
Eurry Kim & Kaz Sakamoto, Data Science Student at Columbia University in New York City
Best Data Exploration Tool:
Andy Woodruff, Map Maker at Axis Maps & Bostonography, Cambridge
People’s Choice (user votes):
Honorable Mention to a Boston Latin class:
Winners got a one-year Hubway membership and a Hubway T-shirt. The overall winner also received a limited edition Hubway System Map — one of only 61 installed in the original Hubway stations.
The other finalists:
- Hugh Barrigan, Andre Calmon and Vishal Gupta http://hubwaydatachallenge.org/submission/64/
- Samuel Luescher and Sandra Y. Richter http://hubwaydatachallenge.org/submission/71/
- Team Urban Launchpad (Albert Ching and Stephen Kennedy) http://hubwaydatachallenge.org/submission/44/
- Cathy Wu http://hubwaydatachallenge.org/submission/68/
- James Mullen and Michael Winston http://hubwaydatachallenge.org/submission/59/
Check out all the submissions a hubwaydatachallenge.org.