Welcome back to the show. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about teaching data visualization. What are best practices? Are there great exercises and assignments to give? What should students walk away with at the end of the day, week, or semester?

I’m joined by leaders in the field of data visualization and teaching data visualization: Tamara Munzner from the University of British Columbia; Marti Hearst from the University of California, Berkeley; Eytan Adar from the University of Michigan; and Robert Kosara from Tableau Software and EagerEyes.org. I’ve included a variety of source links below to some of the teaching materials and recommended books and readings.

Do you teach data visualization? What techniques or strategies do you use? Let me know in the comments section below or on Twitter using #ThePolicVizPodcast.


Recommended Books

Alberto Cairo | The Functional Art

Tamara Munzner | Visualization Analysis and Design | Book website

Isabel Meirelles | Design for Information | Robert’s review

Stephen Few | Now You See It


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)