Designing Data Visualizations: Getting Started with Processing

Nicholas Felton, Information Designer

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16 Videos (1h 33m)
    • Introduction

      3:03
    • Your Assignment

      1:13
    • How Processing Works

      8:39
    • Geometry of Maps

      5:16
    • Exporting Data to CSV

      5:17
    • New File Syntax and Data Folder

      4:17
    • Importing SVG

      5:52
    • Drawing Markers

      4:48
    • Importing and Parsing Data

      7:10
    • Converting lat/long to Screen Coordinates

      9:58
    • Connecting Markers to Data

      5:34
    • Labeling Markers

      7:48
    • Making a PDF

      7:30
    • Cleaning Up

      7:34
    • Typography

      6:06
    • Conclusion

      3:20

About This Class

Join Nicholas Felton – author of the Feltron Annual Reports, one of the lead designers of Facebook’s timeline, and co-founder of Daytum – to explore the world with data and design. This 90-minute class walks through the process of investigating a large amount of data, using Processing to project onto a map and polishing the visual appearance in Illustrator. It’s a great introduction to Processing and provides a data set for you to get started with right away, making this class perfect for anyone interested in design, data, geometry, or minimalism. Follow your curiosity and become fluent in presenting the data surrounding us every day.



331 of 336 students recommendSee All

Nice intro class to Processing using data sets and easy to follow.
This was a fantastic design-focused introduction to Processing from one of the most skilled infographic practitioners. I think for a robust understanding I'll have to dig into a book on Processing, but I look forward to the follow-up to this course to learn more techniques. Can't wait to learn more!
Gregory Warner

UI/UX designer, Worthwhile

Nice intro to several topics, great for refreshing Processing skills quickly.

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Nicholas Felton

Information Designer

Nicholas Felton spends much of his time thinking about data, charts and our daily routines. He is the author of many Personal Annual Reports that weave numerous measurements into a tapestry of graphs, maps and statistics reflecting the year’s activities. He was one of the lead designers of Facebook's timeline and the co-founder of Daytum.com. His most recent product is Reporter, an iPhone app designed to record and visualize subtle aspects of our lives. His work is a part of the permanent collection at MoMA. He has also been profiled by the Wall Street Journal, Wired and Good Magazine and recognized as one of the 50 most influential designers in America by Fast Company.