Introduction to Data Visualization for Designers
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Tools You'll Need1:54
Ask a Question6:05
Get the Data4:57
Explore the Data9:30
Extend the Data9:31
Sketch and Design the Layout8:00
Visualization: Tools and Design9:52
Visualization: Approach and Elements8:09
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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This class was great! Very well-structured, easy to understand and included many helpful references. Thanks, Nicholas!
Interesting and useful video as architecture schools don't teach us how to do infographic but we are required to produce it. I like how you recommend additional readings in the end, thank you very much.
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.