Intensive Study, Fall, 2019: Data Visualization

Updated 2019-08-20

Day #1: Friday, 8/23/2019: Data visualization


         Textbook: None. Tableau 8, The Official Guide. 978-007-181-678-6. $26.98 from Amazon.

         Read about data visualization.


         Hans Rosling: How not to be ignorant

         Hans Rosling: The best statistics you've ever seen

         Hans Rosling: 200 countries, 200 years

         NY Times: How people spend their day

         Visualizing words



Homework due 8/30/2019 at class time:

         Take the graph design IQ quiz. Record your answers (there are 10 questions). Get a screenshot of your score. Put your screenshot and your answers into a Word document. Put the Word document in the drop box.

         Find the full text of 2 State of the Union speeches 10 years apart. Create a WordCloud for each speech (2 Wordles), and a TagCrowd for each speech (2 TagCrowds). Get screenshots of all four results (trim them appropriately) and put them in the Word document you created earlier. Include a URL for each speech. Which tool do you think is better at comparing the two speeches and WHY? Put a one-paragraph answer in your Word document. Put the Word document in the drop box.

Week 3: Chapter 4: Connections, basic chart types

Chart chooser

Choose the right type of chart for your data

Cool visualizations

Create several (2) kinds of charts

What you can do in Tableau:

Tableau training videos (from Tableau):

Week 4: Chapter 5: Filters and parameters

Week 5: Chapter 6: Maps

Week 6: Chapter 7: Calculated fields

Week 7: Chapter 8: Creating dashboards

Week 8: Chapter 9: Sharing


Other tools: Excel add-on

Homework #2: Excel charts

Homework due 2/20/2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Homework #3: Tableau line charts

Homework due 3/06/2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Homework #4: Tableau Quick Filters (Chapter 5)

Homework due 3/27/2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Homework #5: Tableau Maps (Chapter 6)

Homework due 4/10/2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Homework #6: Calculated Fields (Chapter 7)

Homework due 4/24/2015 at 11:30 p.m.

Homework #7: Calculated Fields (Chapter 8)

Homework due 5/08/2015 at 11:30 p.m.

         Dashboards. Put your tbw file in the drop box.