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Data 101: An Introduction to Data Visualization
November 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Do you want to make pictures using data but don’t know where to start? Would you like to learn how data visualization works, and how to tell stories with data?
This workshop by David Newbury explores the history of data visualization from the first maps to the latest interactive tools from the New York Times.The workshop will also discuss the hows and whys of storytelling with data. It finshes with a collaborative exploration of data visualization using Sharpies, Post-It notes, and things that begin with “S”.
No computers will be used in this class, and there are no prerequisites. As a result of this workshop, you’ll have a stronger foundation in understanding how to communicate information more-effectively.
Back by popular demand, the Data 101 Data Literacy Series moves to the Allegheny County Library System. We’ll use this partnership with the County Library System to develop a “Data 101 Toolkit for Public Libraries” along with our partners at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Allies. Data 101 was created through a partnership between the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, and is designed to build information literacy, mapping, and data visualization skills for people looking to get started in using data, or more-experienced users looking to brush-up on their skills.