Communicating through visual presentation of data is a critical skill in a variety of industries. This course will introduce students to data visualization, from principles to practice. Topics in the course will include: principles of data communication, understanding types of data, grouping and summarization, static presentation of data, dynamic presentation of data, interactive presentation of data, presentation of model results and estimates, and matters of accessibility and style. You will be asked to examine and critique existing work and practice creating visualizations of your own. You will also be introduced to a variety of commonly-used software for data visualization.
Combined w/ PubPol 557.