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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.



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Very useful, easy to understand.
Very good explanations and great exercise and introduction to processing.
If you are unfamiliar with Processing, this is a great lecture for absolute beginners. Downloading Processing was quick, easy, and free. Honestly, this is the video that proves that anyone can code. Just pay attention to when he tells you what the line of code means, and don't rush. Just learn.

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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 col...

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