2014 Data Visualization PostCon

Data Visualization PostCon

**Please note that due to a scheduling conflict, the Data Visualization workshop that was supposed to be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 will instead be held on Friday, October 3, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please forward any questions to accesslibcon [at] gmail [dot] com.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 9am-4pm
Taylor Family Digital Library, Room 440A

This workshop will introduce the fundamentals of data visualization including discussion of visual variables – the building blocks of any visualization. Attendees will participate in a sketching exercise to explore visual variables and create a foundation for the creation of library specific visualizations in the afternoon.  We will also provide a survey of popular visualization software and tools. The afternoon is dedicated to creating visualization of your own data. We will begin with sketching exercises to explore possibilities and create prototypes. This is also an opportunity to create communities of interest to take the work of the day to fully develop these ideas after the workshop.   In addition to sample data, participants are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop or similar device.

Coffee and snacks will be available onsite. There’s a cafe on the first floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library, and tons of other lunch food on campus for your eating pleasure.