Data is everywhere, but bad visualizations can be boring – or worse, misleading! Data can be engaging when presented with clarity and style. Discuss the basic principles of good visual design, from the neurobiology of human perception and color theory to the magic of hot dog eating competitions (I promise it will all make sense!). Along the way, case studies will be presented on the good, the bad and the ugly in data visualization. Learn the fundamental aspects of visual perception, graphical design, and information presentation. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but excellent visualization of data is priceless.
Students will need access to a computer, webcam, and internet. They will meet electronically using an online platform called Moodle. Login instructions will be sent to the email address associated with the account in advance of the class start date. For questions, or if you need technical assistance including accessing required equipment or the internet please call 503-200-5858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Students will need access to and be using Excel for this class.