Data Visualization Course

Schedule

Pre-work (complete before attending the workshop):
Materials
  • Slides (will be updated right after the workshop, but these will give you a good idea what’s to come)
  • Data (you can simply download AllData.zip)

Day I: Foundations

09:00-09:15: Welcome
09:15-10:30: Introduction
What? Why? Who? How?
10:30-10:45: Coffee Break
10:45-12:00: Effective Visualizations
What is effective? What’s the question? Graphical Integrity. Keep it simple.
12:00-13:00: Lunch Break
13:00-14:00: Design
Sketching. C.R.A.P. Visual Layering.
14:15-14:30: Coffee Break
14:30-15:45: Perception
Patterns. Visual Channels. Channel Effectiveness. Color.
15:45-16:00: Coffee Break
16:00-16:45: Design Sprint
Your Mission. Target. Sketch. Decide.
16:45-17:00: Wrap-Up
17:00: End of Day 1

Day 2: Applications

09:00-09:15: Welcome & Review
09:15-10:30: Prototype I
Tableau. Comparisons. Trends.
10:30-10:45: Coffee Break
10:45-12:00: Prototype II
Proportions. Correlations. Distributions. Maps.
12:00-13:00: Lunch Break
13:00-14:15: Storytelling
Data Stories. What is the message? Who is the audience? Examples.
14:15-14:30: Coffee Break
14:30-15:30: Dashboards
Storyboards. Annotations.
15:30-15:45: Coffee Break
15:45-16:45: Testing
Evaluation Methods. Think-Aloud Studies.
16:45-17:00: Wrap-Up
17:00: End of Workshop