The Prospect project at UNC’s DIL
Prospect is a WordPress plugin. In an overly wordy sentence, Prospect is a domain-agnostic framework for data visualization in support of the digital humanities.
The concept is a simple one. We take data, and we represent it with images. We all get that part of it. The importance of that kind of work relies on the fact that we are humans, and we understand visual structures better and with more fidelity than we do tables of data.
Digital humanities isn’t just limited to the humanities – the design concepts that guide that field are relevant to all domains. At that level what we’re really talking about is a digital literacy, and one that will be instrumental in many of the possible futures that exist for our students.