Data Visualization Course


Pre-work (complete before attending the workshop):
  • 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

Day I: Effective Visualizations

09:00-09:15: Welcome
09:15-10:30: Introduction
What is visualization? Why use visualization? Introductions. Visualization Process. Course Goals.
10:30-10:45: Coffee Break
10:45-12:00: Effective Visualizations
What is effective? What’s the question? Tufte’s Principles. Subjective Dimensions.
12:00-13:00: Lunch Break
13:00-14:00: Design
Sketching. Pop-out. C.R.A.P. Visual Hierarchy.
14:00-14:15: Coffee Break
14:15-15:30: Perception
Marks and Channels. Channel Effectiveness. Color.
15:30-15:45: Coffee Break
15:45-16:45: Design Sprint
Your Mission. Target. Sketch. Decide.
17:00: End of Day 1

Day 2: Creating Visualizations

09:15-09:45: Welcome & Review
09:45-10:30: Prototype
Rapid Prototyping. Introduction to Tableau. Comparisons. Trends Over Time. Proportions
10:30-10:45: Coffee Break
10:45-12:00: Prototype
Correlations. Distributions. Maps. Discussion.
12:00-13:00: Lunch Break
13:00-14:30: Storytelling
Form & Function. Storytelling with Data.
14:30-14:45: Coffee Break
14:45-15:30: Dashboards
Storyboards. Dashboards.
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