Data Visualization and Design – Skillshare
Observation is 99 % of great design. We were recently joined by School of Data/Code for South Africa Fellow Hannah Williams for a skillshare all about the data visualization and design. We all know dataviz plays a huge part in our School of Data workshops as a fundamental aspect of the data pipeline. But how do you know that, beyond using D3 or the latest dataviz app, you are helping people actually communicate visually?
In this 40 minute video, Hannah shares some tips and best practices:
Design by slides
The world is a design museum – what existing designs achieve similar things? How specifically do they do this? How can this inform your digital storytelling?
Want to learn more? Here are some great resources from Hannah and the network:
- Open Font Library
- Google Fonts
- Photo Pin (Creative Commons Images)
- Image Optimizer
- NattyWare (image fixing)
Hannah shared some of her other design work. It is great to see how data & design can be used in urban spaces: Project Busart.
We are planning more School of Data Skillshares. In the coming weeks, there will be sessions about impact & evaluation as well as best practices for mapping.