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Data Visualization with D3.js

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Enrollments opened today for Data Visualization with D3.js.

You may attend a live stream presentation on Wednesday, June 10 at 7pm EDT to see a Data Visualization with D3.js presentation by Kevin Quealy, Metis Instructor and Graphics Editor for The New York Times.

RSVP here to attend our event live stream and chat.

Classroom

Course Outcomes

  • Proficiency in using D3 to make static and interactive charts and documents, and in using JavaScript to process and manipulate data.
  • A working conceptual understanding of the field of data visualization, particularly as it relates to the internet and mobile devices.
  • Deep knowledge of the forms and techniques of data visualization and effective display of quantitative information; especially, bar charts, scatterplots, area charts, line charts, choropleth and bubble maps, small multiples, annotation principles; and the strengths and weaknesses of each.

About Kevin Quealy

Kevin Quealy is Graphics Editor at The New York Times and a contributor to The Upshot, the Times’ data-centric vertical about policy, politics and everyday life. He has taught journalism and data visualization courses at N.Y.U., the University of California, Berkeley and the City University of New York.

Before coming to The New York Times, Kevin served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. He has a Master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism and a B.A. in physics from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.

Favorites

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Where Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores

A closer look at the age old question of where there are more bars than grocery stores, and vice versa.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.