This workshop will teach participants how to create quick, simple information visualizations for a variety of uses. It will introduce basic principles of visualization design, including layout, position, and color, and survey various types of visualization, each suited for different data structures and communication goals. It will examine best practices for visualization, as well as customizations that can enhance understanding and insight.
Participants should come with one or more Excel or CSV datasets they wish to visualize (e.g., statistical, time-based, geospatial, relationship-based), and will have guided lab time to experiment with visualizations using free, web-based tools including IBM's Many Eyes and Google Fusion Tables. Examples of datasets might be stats on collection/use, location data for a set of cultural objects, or networks of people extracted from archival documents. Please note that sample data sets will be made available for anyone who doesn't bring their own or whose data is not yet ready for visualization.
Who should attend:
Data enthusiats who are looking for new ways to display information; managers, communicators, and grantwriters who need to present data quickly and attractively; content creators who focus on visual presentations
By the end of this program, participants will:
- Understand basic design principles of visualization, be able to select appropriate visualizations for their data, and have experience creating visualizations using free, web-based tools
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