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Introduction to Data Visualization (Presentation)

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses, and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered. In this presentation, participants will:

  • Be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn.
  • Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to choose from and reasons for using specific types of visualizations
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields.
  • Find out what the Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

Who: OSU graduate students
When: Tuesday, June 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization (Workshop)

Tableau is a data visualization program that offers both quick and flexible methods of visualizing your data in a variety of ways, including through interactive dashboards. Offering methods to use data visualization in both exploratory and explanatory ways, Tableau combines ease of use and powerful options for engaging your audience.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the interface of Tableau and how to import and connect data to Tableau itself.
  • Explore how to quickly visualize data with different chart types and through dashboards.
  • Touch upon some of the mapping and location capabilities of Tableau.

The software that will be used during this workshop is available in the Research Commons Computer Lab. Due to the lab’s capacity, this workshop will be limited to 12 participants. Participants do not have to bring their own device.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Tuesday, April 17, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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Introduction to Illustrator for Data Visualization (Workshop)

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful vector program used in many industries including graphic design and data visualization. While Excel offers a great starting point for data visualization, you can really make a lot more graphical customization to your visualization through Illustrator. Illustrator may look daunting at first, but it will allow you to create visualizations that really stand out from the cookie cutter templates, and look exactly how you want them to look, without being constrained to the particular aesthetics of other programs like Excel. 

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the interface of Adobe Illustrator and the kinds of tools and various capabilities it offers you in terms of data visualization.
  • Explore Illustrator’s own data import to visualization tools, as well as directly tweaking Excel visualizations within Illustrator.
  • Customize your visualizations with labels, titles, captions, colors, and other adjustments.
  • Learn how to adjust your visualization to whatever dimensions you want or are required for publication, and export to a variety of formats including jpeg, png, and pdf.

The software that will be used during this workshop is available in the Research Commons Computer Lab. Due to the lab’s capacity, this workshop will be limited to 12 participants. Participants do not have to bring their own device. 

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Wednesday, April 4, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. 
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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Introduction to Excel for Data Visualization (Workshop)

Microsoft Excel is a basic, but powerful spreadsheet program that is often used as the starting point for data visualization because of its ease of use. Using data in a table format allows for an organized way of entering your data, cleaning, processing, and analyzing it, and even visualizing it. While there may be other, more specialized data analysis and statistical tools out there, Excel provides a basic foundation for visualizing data that then can be refined and tweaked in programs such as Adobe Illustrator or simply imported into more visualization-focused tools like Tableau. 

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the interface of Excel and the power of spreadsheets for the organization and manipulation of data.
  • Explore the variety of data visualizations that you can do with Excel’s graphical tools (bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, scatter plots, and others).
  • Customize your visualization with the appropriate legend, labels, title, colors, and other adjustments.

The software that will be used during this workshop is available in the Research Commons Computer Lab. Due to the lab’s capacity, this workshop will be limited to 12 participants. Participants do not have to bring their own device. 

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Wednesday, March 21, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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GIS for Research II: Essential Skills for GIS Data Management and Visualization (Workshop)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly recognized by researchers across a wide range of disciplines for their use in answering questions, solving problems, and making decisions. Despite the powerful tools and potential benefits associated with GIS, researchers often perceive barriers to entry when it comes to learning new skills in this area, similar to challenges encountered when trying to learn any new software or technology. The aim of this workshop is to lower those barriers for researchers new to GIS by focusing on some of the most common tasks and essential skills for getting started with GIS data management and visualization. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain hands-on experience using ArcGIS Desktop, the industry-leading GIS software
  • Learn best practices for describing, preparing, organizing, and managing their GIS data
  • Perform fundamental GIS tasks including acquiring data, projecting data, joining data, and creating map layouts for visualization

The software that will be used during this workshop is available in the Research Commons Computer Lab. Due to the lab’s capacity, this workshop will be limited to 12 participants. Participants do not have to bring their own device.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, and students from all disciplines
When: Thursday, March 8, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

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