Picture This: Interactive Data Visualization

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March 25, 2009 Enroll Now

Course Overview

Picture This: Interactive Data Visualization
Originally Broadcast On:
March 25, 2009
Time Estimate:
One hour

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Data visualization has historically been accessible only to the elite in academia, business and government. It is serious technology done by experts for experts. But in recent years, Web-based visualizations -- ranging from political art projects to news stories -- have reached audiences of millions.

But, in this Webinar, originally broadcast March 25, 2009, you'll learn that anyone can create interactive visualizations and carry on conversations using simple Web-based tools. This type of social data analysis lets you engage with public data through discussion and collaboration.

What Will I Learn:

In this one-hour Webinar, research scientists from IBM’s Visual Communication Lab will:

  • Introduce the concept of data visualization
  • Show how interactive visualizations can make numbers come alive and empower readers
  • Look at some of the online tools and companies that can help journalists and others present information online
Who Should Take this Course:

This course is for anyone who has ever struggled with how to make data visually appealing on the Web.

Course Instructors:

Fernanda Viegas

Fernanda B. Viégas is a research scientist and computational designer whose work focuses on the social, collaborative, and artistic aspects of information visualization.

Martin Wattenberg

Martin Wattenberg, a computer scientist and artist, is the founding manager of IBM’s Visual Communication Lab.

Training Partner:

ONAvation Webinar Series

The ONAvation series, a partnership between the Online News Association and Poynter's News University, has been created to focus on applying cutting-edge technology to journalism. Founded in 1999, ONA now has more than 1,600 professional members whose principal livelihood involves gathering or producing news for digital presentation.

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