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Introduction to Data Visualization

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
  • Take a look at resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields
  • Watch a video showcasing what a great visualization and presentation can look like
  • Gain some useful tips on how to better design your next visualization
  • Find out what The Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, post docs and graduate students
When: Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Remote (a personalized Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation email)

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email libevents@osu.edu as soon as possible. Requests made at least one week prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Introduction to Data Visualization

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
  • Take a look at resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields
  • Watch a video showcasing what a great visualization and presentation can look like
  • Gain some useful tips on how to better design your next visualization
  • Find out what The Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, post docs and graduate students
When: Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Remote (a personalized Zoom link will be included in the registration confirmation email)

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email libevents@osu.edu as soon as possible. Requests made at least one week prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

R for Data Visualization Workshop

This workshop aims to get someone totally new to programming and R as quickly as possible from installing R to creating charts and graphs. Using RStudio and the visualization package ggplot2 (part of Tidyverse), participants will receive hands-on experience following coding demonstrations to import datasets, create various kinds of visualizations, adjust formatting and aesthetics and output their final visualization for use as a jpeg or pdf. Note that for the sake of time, some concepts such as R syntax, data cleaning and wrangling will not be covered in-depth.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students
When:  Wednesday, December 9, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Zoom

This event has passed. A captioned recording can be accessed here.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact libevents@osu.edu as soon as possible. Requests made by Dec. 2nd will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date. A captioned recording of this program will be available within 7-10 business days following the event posted to the University Libraries website.

Getting Started with Canva

New this semester! Canva is a free graphic design tool that can assist in creating attention grabbing visuals for flyers/posters, presentations, infographics and even things like mind maps. This workshop provides an overview and hands-on demo on how to use Canva and quickly get started in creating your own visualizations for whatever project you’d like to enhance.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students
When:  Wednesday, November 4, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom

Please Note: Participants should create a Canva account for this presentation.

This event has passed. A captioned recording can be accessed here.

Introduction to Data Visualization

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 in this day and age.
  • Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to choose from and reasons for using specific types of visualization.
  • Take a look at some resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them.
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields.
  • Watch a video showcasing what a great visualization and presentation can look like.
  • Gain some useful tips on how to better design your next visualization.
  • Find out what the Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

Who: OSU faculty, staff, post docs and graduate students
When: Wednesday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

This event has passed. You can watch a captioned recording here.

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