A1) DIY Data Visualization

Saturday, October 15th, 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
HCCC Humphreys
David Kroodsma
Dianne Finch
Ashley Yeager
Ashley Yeager

With the latest Web-based tools, turning numbers into art doesn't require a degree in computer science. Join this hands-on workshop to explore how to use data to report and tell stories visually. Workshop leaders, experts in computer-assisted reporting and data mining, will work with science writers to use the latest tools, such as Many Eyes, Google Charts and Tableau Public, to create data visualizations.

Participants will break into groups and visualize a provided data set, while workshop leaders circulate to answer questions and give feedback and tips on best practices and design. Near the end of the workshop, groups will present their visualizations for workshop leaders and the audience to critique. What to bring: laptops with power supply.