OSBridge Talk: Data Wrangling–Getting Started Working with Data for Visualization


Post by Rachel Shadoan

From the session description:

Data visualizations can be a powerful tool for analysis and presentation, but what do you need to make one? Data is the obvious answer, but is that enough?

In this talk, we’ll walk through the building blocks of a good visualization. I’ll discuss the difference between structured and unstructured data, how to transform one into the other, and why good questions are especially important for crafting visualizations. We’ll see the kinds of views that are appropriate for different kinds of data, encounter some fundamental interaction techniques, and send you off better prepared to incorporate data visualization into your work and play!