Unsure what data visualization tool you should use? Or what graph might best convey your data insights? Interested in sharpening your data visualization skills, but are clueless where to start? Or are you drowning in data and just need help getting started? Join us for Data Daze – a monthly forum dedicated to de-mystifying all things data – and get back to your data journey.
We'll meet in person in the Research Commons Brainstorming rooms (350A&B).
Data Visualization Tools - February 23 @ 11am
With over 450 data visualization tools available, which one should you choose? The capabilities of each tool differ significantly, and influence the kinds of data visualizations you can create. Your choice of tool also depends on your data, your comfort with writing code, your discipline, and more. This forum will introduce four popular data visualization tools - Excel, Tableau, Python, and R – show how these tools work, and offer pros and cons for each tool. Before you invest time and energy learning a new tool, check this program out!
Visualization Deep Dive – Part 1 - March 22 @ 1pm
With so many types of charts or graphs to choose from, how do you determine the most effective one to use to share your data? We will explore various families of charts – beyond the simple bar or line chart – that will allow you to compare categories, explore change over time, and examine distribution. We will also show you how to make these charts in Excel and Tableau.
Visualization Deep Dive – Part 2 - April 25 @ 3pm
With so many types of charts or graphs to choose from, how do you determine the most effective one to use to share your data? We will continue to explore various families of charts, focusing on showing relationships, rankings, and pie-chart alternatives.