2015 VAST Challenge: MC1

You have access to movement tracking information for all of the paying park visitors over the three days of the Scott Jones celebration. This data contains many patterns that are useful for planning park operations. On this particular weekend a crime occurred and the data likely contains information pertinent to that crime.

Use visual analytics to analyze the available data and develop responses to the questions below. In addition, prepare a video that shows how you used visual analytics to solve this challenge. We encourage novel visual representations and analytic approaches!

If you choose to do so, you may use information from both mini-challenge 1 and mini-challenge 2 to develop your answer. However, you will not be penalized for using the movement data only. Reviewers will take into account which data you used and evaluate your submissions based on that data only.
  1. Characterize the attendance at the park on this weekend. Describe up to twelve different types of groups at the park on this weekend.
    1. How big is the group type?
    2. Where does this type of group like to go in the park?
    3. How common is this type of group?
    4. What are your other observations about this type of group?
    5. What can you infer about the group?
    6. If you were to make one improvement to the park to better meet this group’s needs, what would it be?
    Please limit your response to no more than 12 images and 1000 words.

  2. Are there notable differences in the patterns of activity on in the park across the three days? Please describe the notable difference you see.
    Please limit your response to no more than 3 images and 300 words.

  3. What anomalies or unusual patterns do you see? Describe no more than 10 anomalies, and prioritize those unusual patterns that you think are most likely to be relevant to the crime.
    Please limit your response to no more than 10 images and 500 words.

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