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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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!