Introduction to Data Visualization: From Data to Design

Nicholas Felton, Information Designer

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14 Videos (1h 27m)
    • Introduction

      3:50
    • Tools You'll Need

      1:54
    • Ask a Question

      6:05
    • Get the Data

      4:57
    • Explore the Data

      9:30
    • Extend the Data

      9:31
    • Sketch and Design the Layout

      8:00
    • Visualization: Tools and Design

      9:52
    • Visualization: Approach and Elements

      8:09
    • Statistics

      4:14
    • Typography

      6:11
    • Color

      6:29
    • Final Thoughts

      5:54
    • Additional Reading

      1:57

About This Class

Join information designer Nicholas Felton for a smart, comprehensive, and inspiring intro to data visualization! You'll learn how to build a data set, transform information into graphics, and unlock the storytelling power of data.

This 90-minute class centers on a fun project called "condensing the news." Inspired by one of Nicholas's favorite prompts, you'll

  • follow your curiosity, studying a newspaper section's words or images
  • build your data set from connections you discover
  • design the data into a single, revealing graphic

Everyone who wants to quickly understand, communicate, and persuade with data — visual thinkers, content strategists, marketers, designers — will embrace this class. With a signature mix of demonstration, slides, and real-world examples, this class brings data visualization to life!

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I have never done any work like this and I am taking a graduate class that focuses on Data Visualization. I feel that Nick Felton's course really helped me understand the concept of Data Visualization and how to create one. He was very easy to follow and gave step-by-step directions that were nearly impossible to misunderstand. I also really appreciate his attention to typography and design within the visualization. Really enjoyed this course and will be moving on to his other courses as well. Thank you Nick!
Rachel Yoder

Illustration is my double rainbow!

This class is really inspiring. I am beginning to advertise subjects in the library and found that infographics and data visualization are great tools for that.
Fantastic course on digging into the data and making sense of it through visualization.

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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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