Introduction to Data Visualization for Designers

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!

207 of 208 students recommendSee All

Super awesome class!
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.

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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 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.