Initially in class I had pitched for better notification systems, but those tie closely into the OS; making a PhoneGap app would not be suitable here. So I landed on something that makes my geeky heart squeal with joy: Marvel. I recently learned that Marvel has an API which gives you access to data compiled from their huge catalog of comics.
There's that infamous game called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon - it's a social phenomenon that everyone is at most six degrees of connection away from actor Kevin Bacon. My idea is to take that concept and apply it to the characters of Marvel and see how connected two characters are in within the Marvel Comic Universe as an exercise in data visualization. Now we're just like Kevin Bacon!
Title: Six Degrees of Marvel
Concept: A mobile app that visualizes the degrees of separation between two Marvel characters based on Marvel's comics
Use Cases: Trivia night? Fact checking? I don't actually know if there is an actual use case for this app.
- Find the degree of separation between two characters
- See the six degrees of separation from one character