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VizE Lab staff are available to meet individually with researchers and research groups to advise on a wide-range of topics related to ethnographic data and visualization. Email Jeffrey Himpele to make an appointment.


We offer expanded online and offline lab resources for developing ethnographic projects as well as resources and guidance from the lab's staff on a wide range of issues. We can advise you in writing a data management plan (DMP) as part of an IRB protocol or grant applications that require a DMP, as well as help in creating safe data repositories that are consistent with Princeton's IRB and OIT standards. Associated researchers may use the Lab's online space as a secure private platform for working with their data, and then as a public platform for publishing data visualizations and other web-based media. During incubation, researchers may also use the Lab space to workshop their projects in progress and gather feedback. Write to Jeffrey Himpele to discuss bringing your ethnographic project to the VizE Lab or to explore a research collaboration.


The VizE Lab hosts and leads workshops for small groups of researchers. Topics might include:  

  • Demonstrations of tools for visual media management
  • Screen and receive feedback on selects from raw video footage or other media
  • Screen and receive feedback on film rough cuts
  • Present visualization works in progress for feedback
  • Pitch planned film or visual ethnography projects 
  • Video production techniques for field research 
  • Video editing techniques for media management and storytelling  
  • Experiments in combining data visualization and visual ethnography  
  • Explorations in online or hybrid ethnography
  • Visual and digital data ethics and regulations 

Contact the VizE Lab at to discuss workshops or screenings.

Classes and Student Research

Faculty may also bring small groups of students to the salon to collaborate on their own research projects involving ethnographic data and visualization. We encourage faculty to consider the Digital Learning Lab in the McGraw Center for other course-related projects involving multimedia production and training.

VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization
320 Aaron Burr Hall

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