Data Visualization Design: Theory to Practice Workshop

This workshop covers the fundamentals of information design and data visualization, from initiation to production. You'll get familiarized with Dash, python libraries and browser-based tools to create reactive and interactive art and web-based applications.

This is an all-level class for data scientists, engineers, journalists, educators and designers to expand their skills on data visualization and to get equipped with necessary resources to build road-maps and impactful stories.

Workshop Logistics

Dates: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Times: 3 – 6pm PST

Cost: $120 Enrollment
Free for Gray Area Cultivators

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate. No prior experience necessary.

• Computer with the free text editor Atom installed, download here

Workshop Outline

• Characteristics of impactful data-driven stories
• Mapping data to visual structures
• Overview of data types and choosing the right chart
• Information design principles - using visual elements to power your stories
• Visualization exercises
• Dashboards vs data art - choosing the right tool
• Python libraries for building data visualization applications
• Processing for building data-driven art


Ayse Demir

Born and raised in Turkey; Ayse is San Francisco based, multidisciplinary advanced analytics and data visualization professional with a passion of seeing and creating beautiful things. In all aspects of life, she loves working with complexity; while finding clarity, truth and balance in it. Outside of data and design world, she's a certified yoga teacher working to bring more strength, gentleness and awareness to her communities. Her interest and curiosity in variety of areas help her build meaningful connections and understand the world as it is.

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Gray Area Festival

This workshop is part of Gray Area Festival, offering a full week of online creative code workshops to provide hands-on learning opportunities. This year, we're introducing Membership-Based Ticketing to make the festival more accessible, and provide sustained support for our community.

You can join the Festival Workshops in two ways:
» Live Access: Enroll to engage directly with the instructor via live chat and Q&A
» Archive Access: Gain access to video documentation following each workshop session with Cultivator Access

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