Introduction to Data Visualization: From Data to Design

Nicholas Felton, Information Designer

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15 Lessons (1h 27m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:50
    • 2. Tools You'll Need

      1:54
    • 3. Ask a Question

      6:05
    • 4. Get the Data

      4:57
    • 5. Explore the Data

      9:30
    • 6. Extend the Data

      9:31
    • 7. Sketch and Design the Layout

      8:00
    • 8. Visualization: Tools and Design

      9:52
    • 9. Visualization: Approach and Elements

      8:09
    • 10. Statistics

      4:14
    • 11. Typography

      6:11
    • 12. Color

      6:29
    • 13. Final Thoughts

      5:54
    • 14. Additional Reading

      1:57
    • 15. Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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Project Description

Condense a newspaper section into a single, informative data visualization

ASSIGNMENT

Condense a section from your newspaper into a single, informative data visualization!

Pick a section that intrigues you, ask questions, and extract the data to build a set of information.

Extend your data set by adding new layers of information, then design a cohesive, single-page visual that suggests an answer to your motivating question. Use the lessons on stats, type, and color to enhance your work.

Your final design can be rendered digitally or by hand. This class presents a wide range of tools and resources. You need not use them all, or even any! Use them to inspire your own approach, and pick and choose as best fits your data and curiosity.

  

DELIVERABLE

Use your project workspace as a place to share your progress, thinking, and final visualization. I'd love to see:

  • A brief description of your newspaper section
  • Your initial question(s)
  • Notes on exploring and extending your data set
  • Final visualization (JPG or PNG)

  

RESOURCES

Tools, Links, and Additional Reading

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