Winter Break

Over winter break I began research and data scraping. I was struggling with how to not make a yay-high-school-Speech-and-Debate. I used the National Speech and Debate Association website (NSDA) for videos of the nationals finals and semifinal rounds. This will be my main source of data. I discovered many other resources on the NSDA site such as a full list of famous alumni, quotes, letters, and other content.

I set up my research organization and other notes. I tried to stay in my sketchbook as much as possible because I often struggle to return to my sketchbook once I get digital.

I used Observe, Collect, Draw by Giogia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec like a textbook to study their methods of data visualization creation.

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