I teamed up with a team of 4. Throughout the week each member tracked our diet by entering how many calories and what
Bill Cunningham was a fashion photographer for The New York Times for over 38 years. Each week, Bill could be spotted on his bicycle riding about town while photographing hundreds of examples of New York City street style. His photos were then used for his segment “Bill Cunningham on the Street” in the Fashion and Style section of the New York Times and his video segment on nytimes.com (www.nytimes.com/video/on-the-street).
Through surveying and selecting photos, Bill was able to identify and share what new styles were trending weekly. However, if we view each photograph he took as a data point, what Bill was actually doing was creating and analyzing the patterns, trends, and outliers of a data set. Bill would search through the range of fashions in his photos and determine the most frequently reoccurring style in order to identify a single fashion trend for that given week.
“Inspired by Bill Cunningham, this assignment introduced the process of successful data collection, data set creation, aggregation of data and visualization. Students work in teams, strategically position themselves throughout one neighborhood (Williamsburg) in order to document, analyze, conclude and visualize which new fashions are trending for fall. The question is, can we “Bring Back Bill Cunningham” and determine the most recent trends in fashion?”