VisualExplorations course > Contents overview

A synthetic overview of the contents we’ll face in the first course of the Visual Explorations program (www.visualexplorations.org):

Week #1 | BASICS | May 07-11, 2012

* history and foundations

* why we do visualize?

* the grammar of data and information visualization

* the raw materials: data, Open Data, Linked Open Data

* the processes: gathering, organization, pre-production

* back to Excel: preparing the visualization process

Week #2 | TOOLBOX | 14-18 maggio 2012

* semi-automatic  production of semi-finished visualization artifacts;

* experimenting with visualization tools (Tableau, Google motion charts, treemaps, Raw …);
- R (applied statistics);
- Viz in Illustrator;
- Scriptographer + js;
- Cytoscape.

* towards a communicative final product.

Week #3 | WORKSHOP | May 21-25, 2012

* from (your) dataset to the production and publication of a communicative visualization;

* visualization and narration: applying storytelling to data.

Week #4 | DIGITAL NATIVES (DATA) | May 28 – June 01, 2012

* from structured data to social media and digital foot prints: mining and refining user generated (digital) contents;

* dynamic and interactive visualization;

* from paper to mobile and handheld devices.

www.visualexplorations.org

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