I am teaching a few more introductory workshops in data visualization and data visualization in Excel in Washington, DC this fall. I’m excited to bring together people from different fields and sectors to help improve the way we communicate data.
The first workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 12th. The morning workshop (9a-1230p) will cover Core Principles of Data Visualization and in the afternoon (130p-5p) we will work on data visualization in Excel. Attendees can attend either or both sessions.
The second workshop will take place Wednesday, October 11th. This will be just a morning half-day workshop on Core Principles of Data Visualization.
In the 3.5-hour Core Principles session, we’ll talk about the science of perception, different visualization types to help expand graphic literacy, and best practices to creating and communicating data. Workshop participants receive a copy of my book, Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks, a copy of the desktop version of the Graphic Continuum, and a number of other handouts and resources. The workshop is a combination of hands-on exercises and lecture.
In the Data Visualization in Excel workshop, attendees will learn how to extend the data visualization capabilities of Excel. We start with basic productivity-enhancing skills in Excel and the move to more advanced data visualization techniques. This class cover basic formulas such as INDEX, MATCH, and VLOOKUP; data importing features; in-cell charting and conditional formatting; and advanced data visualization techniques. Attendees will receive copies of my Step-by-Step Guide to Advanced Data Visualization in Excel ebooks.