Things have been quiet here lately, but I just ran across the following webinar recording and thought it might be of interest to the group.
The presentation focuses on the process of designing data visualizations, and avoids the nitty gritty details of coding or drawing them. So if you’re looking for an overview of some best practices on how to design a good visualization or what characteristics make an effective one, it’s a good refresher. I especially like the dichotomy of visualization purposes they present, in that visualizations can allow users to explore or explain data, but traditionally only one of those at the time.
The presentation itself is only about 30 minutes, and then a 25 minute Q&A follows, which includes an interesting range of questions.
The presenters also recently published a book on the same topic. But while it’s on my wishlist, I haven’t yet had a chance to check it out yet.
If you’ve run across any other neat resources related to data visualization or data use in the classroom, please share them with the group!