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Intro to Data Visualization: Tools and Skills, Part 2
This is part 2 of a two-part series. Intro to Data Visualization: Tools and Skills, Part 1 is the companion to this webinar.
This course introduces common concepts of data visualization to build a working foundation for anyone to use with any tool. In addition, participants will explore a range of visualization software and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Part 2 will provide attendees with a general overviews of options including Tableau, Excel, Datawrapper, Highcharts, and Google Sheets. Overviews will focus on how to connect data to these tools, what to expect from the interfaces, and discussion about how to best use each option.
This webinar will provide participants with a basic framework for developing visualizations. Participants will come away with tools for basic data clean-up, visualization structure, calculations/filtering, and formatting. Secondly, participants will come away with knowledge of some proprietary and open options for creating visuals.
Who Should Attend
Library staff interested in available data visualization tools and gaining translatable skills for a variety of software options.
Reed Jones works for the University at Buffalo in the University Libraries Annex. He has both an interest in and experience with database architecture, reporting, analytics, and data visualization with a focus on fulfillment, delivery, and access statistics. He holds an MA in History and an MS in Information and Library Science from University at Buffalo.