Data Visualization for Non-Programmers Workshop Series (General Assembly)

Cost: 
$30 per session (4 sessions)
Location: 
GA Boston 101 Main Street, 14th floor Cambridge , MA 02142
Description: 

General Assembly Boston is offering a 4-part workshop series, Data Visualization for Non-Programmers, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. August 13, 15, 20, 22.

Do you want to learn the elements of data visualization in a fast-paced, hands on workshop? Lisa Williams, author of Data for Radicals and MIT Media Lab fellow, will teach you data visualization basics that you can use to do what you do better in a student-friendly, step-by-step way.

Your first two lessons will take you through Time and Space as you learn how to plot data over time with interactive timelines and charts, and lesson 2 will take you through space, teaching you one of mankind's oldest and most powerful data visualizations: mapping your data!

Lessons 3 and 4 will take you into applied data visualization. In Lesson 3 we will learn the ins and outs of the shady side of data visualization -- breaking down how people make deceptive or manipulative charts, and how you can use data visualization to persuade while staying away from the dark side of the Data Force.

In Lesson 4, you will get live personalized recommendations for your next step, and we will do our final hands-on data visualization exercise: a surprising visualization that brings together all the things you've learned!

Each class will feature hands-on exercises where you create a data visualization yourself. Class materials, including step by step "recipes" will be available online during and after class if you want to revisit them later. Each class will also give you critical context that helps you figure out where data visualization fits in your life, the history of data visualization, and your next steps after class is through.