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CDHI Praxis Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization Using Tableau Desktop

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Data visualization gives us a better understanding of our data and helps us communicate that to others. It has the potential to generate insights, communicate findings, and illustrate evidence. Conversely, a poor visualization can undermine an argument or even mislead the reader. Through a combination of lecture and demonstrations, this 1.5-hour online workshop will provide a brief introduction to data visualization theory and practice, mainly focusing on using a common data visualization tool, Tableau Desktop. Participants will create visualizations such as a bar graphs, line graphs, scatter plots, and dashboards.

Tech Requirements: Participants will need to follow these setup instructions before the workshop to install the software and download the datasets, available here. It is recommended that they request a license for Tableau at least 1 week prior to the workshop, as it can take a while to hear back from Tableau.

This workshop will be facilitated by Kelly Schultz. Kelly Schultz is a Data Visualization Librarian at the University of Toronto. She previously worked as a Data & GIS Librarian at the University of British Columbia, and prior to that as a subject librarian for Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Oxford. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Engineering) and a Master of Information, both from the University of Toronto.

The workshop is free and open to all. It will be held on zoom. Pre-registration is required, at this link.


March 2
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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Critical Digital Humanities Initiative
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