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Making an Impact with Data Visualization (Live stream at HSL) Return to listing


Collecting data is now easier than it has ever been. But, as data becomes more prolific, datasets become larger and more complex. How do we find meaningful patterns in our data? How can we communicate those patterns to others? Data visualization allows us to make sense of today's ever evolving information landscape.

This workshop will introduce the history and basic principles of data visualization. Learn about best practices and resources for making an impact with your data through compelling charts, graphs and maps.

At the end of the short course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the preattentive process and how it affects visual perception;
  • Critically evaluate the accuracy and quality of visualizations they encounter in their daily lives
  • Implement best practices when creating their own visualizations.

A computer is not required for this class and the classroom does not have computers. If you wish to use one to take notes or browse resources mentioned in class, please remember to bring your fully charged laptop!

This registration is to attend this workshop via live stream at the Health Sciences Library (HSL) Research Hub, Room 227.

If you prefer to attend the in-person workshop at the Davis Library Research Hub, register here: https://calendar.lib.unc.edu/event/4874940


  Location: Health Sciences Library Room 227
  Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
  Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Sponsor: Library - Health Sciences
  Presenter: Lorin Bruckner
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Barrie Hayes bhayes@email.unc.edu