Above All Else Show The Data-Best Practices in Data Visualization


Data visualization is the presentation of data in graphical format. Graphics help us discover and understand patterns in large amounts of quantitative information. They are powerful tools to communicate actionable insights to our stakeholders. We have all dabbled in data visualization and yet even seasoned researchers can violate the principles of effective visualizations. In this presentation, I discuss Tufte’s principles of graphical excellence. These principles guide researchers to focus on the relationships in the data and to avoid chart junk. I walk through these principles using examples and apply the grammar of graphics, a philosophy that maps data to aesthetic elements. This session equips attendees with a quick foundation that above all else shows the data.

May 24, 2023 11:10 AM — May 27, 2023 12:00 PM
UH-Clear Lake, Houston, TX
2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058
Jorge Martinez
Director, Research & Reporting Enrollment Services

I’m Director of Research & Reporting for Enrollment Services at University of Houston.