Event Details

This Core Principles of Data Visualization workshop consists of two, half-day, hands-on sessions that provide attendees with a well-rounded introduction to the field of data visualization. The morning session (9a-1230p) includes an overview of the field of data visualization, introductions to different graphic types and purposes, and an overview of best practices and strategies to creating effective visualization types. In the afternoon session (130p-5p), attendees will learn advanced techniques to create better, different data visualizations in the Microsoft Excel package. A discounted ticket is available for attending both workshops.

This workshop will be taught by Jonathan Schwabish, Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute and founder of PolicyViz. Schwabish is an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. He is considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. His book Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks helps people improve the way they prepare, design, and deliver data-rich content. He is on Twitter @jschwabish.

Attendees will receive copies of the instructor's book, Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks, the desktop Graphic Continuum data visualization library, a step-by-step ebook to create visualizations in Excel, and other handouts and resources.

Discounts are available for students with a .edu email account; nonprofit organizations with a .org account; and group purchases. Please contact the instructor directly at [email protected].

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