Introduction to Data Visualization (Presentation)

Aug 31, 2020, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered. In this presentation, participants will:

  • Be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn in this day and age
  • Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to choose from and reasons for using specific types of visualization
  • Take a look at some resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields
  • Watch a video showcasing what a great visualization and presentation can look like
  • Gain some useful tips on how to better design your next visualization.
  • Find out what the Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support