Data Visualization Workshops

I will be leading a series of two workshops on data visualization during Fall 2019. This page will house the handouts and all materials for those workshops.

Note: Both workshops will be held at 3:35pm at the DigiLab (300 Main Library)


Fidelity, integrity, and sophistication: Edward Tufte’s principles of data visualization

October 16, 2019—In this workshop, I introduce a few key concepts from Edward Tufte’s book, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information such as graphical integrity, proportional ink, data-ink ratio, removing redundant material, and general graphical sophistication. Basically, the workshop could be thought of as, “How not to make awful plots.”


Send the right message: The dos and don’ts of COLOR in data visualization

October 23, 2019—Meagan Duever, GIS Librarian at UGA will help me lead this workshop. We talk about general principles of color in data visualization, introduce a whole bunch of nice color palattes, and demonstrate how to customize your colors in ArcMap, QGIS, Excel, and R.