In this course, you will :
- Describe the process of incorporating people's interests into data visualisations.
- Distinguish how the Ws are used in data visualisation.
- Describe the techniques used to define your narrative when visualising data.
- Determine the factors that make data visualisations relevant to the interests and needs of an audience.
- Examine the proper use of charts in data visualisations.
- Define the process of incorporating interactivity into data visualisations.
1. Big Idea
- 4x4 model for knowledge content
- Channel your audience
- So what is data visualization?
- ASK what makes a good data visualization
- Visual perception
- Understanding your data
2. Information Hierarchy
- The six Ws
- Three more Ws
- Explore your data: Visual exploration
- Explore your data: Indexes and ratios
- Convert your data: Indexes and ratios
- Convert your data: Percentiles
- Convert your data: Aggregating
- Convert your data: Grouping
- Convert your data: Data formats
3. The Analog Process
- Sketches and wireframes
- Defining your narrative
- Making everything relatable
5. Visual Display
- Illustration and iconography
- Position, size, color, contrast, and shape
- The importance of scale
- Legends and sources
- The right paradigm: Basic charts
- The right paradigm: Alternative charts
- The right paradigm: Hierarchical data
- The right paradigm: Maps
- The right paradigm: Creativity and innovation
- Introducing motion
- When to go interactive
- How to think interactively
- Finding the right technology