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Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization

Data Visualization enables us to quickly glean insights and patterns from data and communicate its key aspects intuitively, persuasively, and memorably. In this session, participants will discuss the fundamental principles of effective visual data communication, evaluate a visualization, describe the principles of tidy data, and compare visualization tools. This is a basic introduction for individuals with no prior experience creating visualizations. Class participants are expected to spend 2 hours on content learning and 3 hours preparing their class assignments.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe "tidy data" structure and spreadsheet formatting best practices
  • Choose a data visualization tool and develop a data visualization
  • Describe fundamental principles of visual design as they apply to existing visualizations

Continuing Education

Course Developer

Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP, Executive Director, NNLM SEA
Kiri Burcat, MLIS, Data and Evaluation Coordinator, NNLM SEA


Class Length: 
4 hours in-person/ and 5 online
Course Owner(s):
Kirsten Burcat, MLIS, Data & Evaluation Coordinator
Kirsten Burcat, MLIS, Data & Evaluation Coordinator
Continuing Education:

5 online MLA CE Contact Hours

Past Classes

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Upcoming Classes

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization Online On Demand
On Demand
Kiri Burcat