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Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization

Monday, March 5, 2018 to Sunday, April 8, 2018
Region/Office: National
Mar 5, 2018 to Apr 8, 2018
Tony Nguyen, ML..., MLIS, AHIP, Executive Director

This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications. Students will complete assigned exercises that they will share with their class peers. Class participants are expected to spend 1.5 hours on content learning, 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment, and .5 hours on peer critique.


The class is designed to increase participant’s knowledge of concepts of using visual representations of data, increase in knowledge of a variety of effective data visualization tools, and increase in knowledge of a student selected data visualization tool/application.

Participants will be able to:

  • Increase their knowledge of using visual representations of data and various data visualization tools.
  • Design a data visualization with a data set on a selected tool.
  • Discuss peer submitted data visualizations to enhance understanding of the data presented.

Course Materials - (Updated 7/2017)

Power Point - Summer 2017
Data Sources
Tableu Public Guide

Continuing Education

Course Developer

Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP, Technology and Communications Coordinator, NNLM SEA