This course focuses on building creative and technical skills to transform data into visual reports for the purpose of engendering a shared understanding. Students will learn to use software to ingest, organize, and visualize data, with an emphasis on applying design principles to produce clear, elegant graphs and dashboards that capture the essence of an insight, message, or recommendation distilled from the data.
Students will become familiar with exploratory and explanatory data visualization techniques for data storytelling. Additionally, students will work together on team projects to develop their creative and technical skills as well as to learn from their peers. We will be using data from real world sources and applications for our in-class exercises and group projects.