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Data Visualization

Whether you’re a beginner in learning data visualization or if you’re adding the final touches to your dashboard, we’re here to help.

 


What support is available for Data Visualization?

  • One on one consultations on:
    • Selecting a tool
    • Preparing data
    • Data visualization and dashboard design
    • Critical data visualization considerations
    • Accessible design
    • Other data visualization-related questions
    • **Does not include technical support for tools (such as Tableau)

 


Workshops

Accessibility & Data Visualization
Typically offered on a quarterly basis. Next session Fall 2021

Data visualization best practices and tools do not always discuss accessibility, which can exclude groups of people. This workshop will review ways to make your visualizations more accessible. We will work through a visualization together and add features to make it more accessible. You are encouraged to follow along, but no active participation is necessary. Data visualization experience is not required, though some familiarity with accessing and using spreadsheet software may be helpful.

 

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization
Typically offered on a quarterly basis. Next session Fall 2021

Data visualization design “best practices" often do not prioritize (or outright reject) efforts to be inclusive. This workshop will establish new "best practices" and provide an opportunity to test them out in a visualization. Data visualization experience is not required, though some familiarity with accessing and using spreadsheet software may be helpful. The first half of this workshop will be a presentation, and the last half will be a collaborative activity in breakout rooms.

 


Resources

 


Tools

  • Tableau Public
    • Free
    • Data visualization tool that can build charts and dashboards

 

  • Microsoft Power BI
    • Free trial, though may be provided through Office 365 account
    • Data visualization tool that can build charts and dashboards

 

  • RAWGraphs
    • Open source
    • Build complex charts through a drag and drop interface in your browser -- no downloads necessary

 

  • And more. Please reach out if you would like help with choosing a tool