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Data Visualization

Through a combination of lecture and activities, this three-hour workshop will use a data visualization workflow model to introduce students to best practices and guidelines for designing effective visualizations and evaluating visualizations. For the final part of the workshop, students will get a chance to work with a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop, creating visualizations such as a line graph of average temperature by month, a treemap of population by world regions, and a stacked bar graph of word frequencies in Romeo and Juliet. For more information on Data Visualization, including topics covered in the workshop, and services offered by the libraries, see our Data Visualization Guide.

  • Participants will be aware of Map & Data Library services and know where to go for more help
  • Participants will be able to identify and apply the Data Visualization Workflow steps to design effective data visualizations
  • Participants will be able to critique data visualizations
  • Participants will be able to use Tableau Desktop to create simple visualizations and export them to PDF or JPG format

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.  Please note, it is your responsibility to sign next to your name on the attendance sheet for each workshop session.  A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

Please make sure that you register with a correct email address, as the confirmation email includes the link to withdraw.

Instructor: Kelly Schultz, Data Visualization Librarian

Location: Room 116, basement floor, Claude T. Bissell Building, 140 St George Street

Friday, January 26, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Inforum Library
St. George (Downtown) Campus
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Kathleen Scheaffer