Visual Analytics with D3.js
Instructor: Olga Buchel
Dates: May 4-29, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Visual analytics is a special form of visualization that implies that
visual representations (e.g., charts, maps, graphs, tables and so on)
should be interactive (i.e. users should be able to change them: filter,
animate, select and perform other manipulations). Interactive visual
representations (such as time series graphs, time maps, animated charts)
are becoming popular additions to library websites and catalogs. They
are used for showing statistics about library usage and telling stories
about library services and collections. This 4-week workshop introduces
participants to D3.js (Data-Driven Documents), one of the fastest
web site designers to create interactive visualizations. Participants
will also learn how to adapt existing open-source representations
available in D3.js library for their own needs. Some comfort with
Web Scripting would be good preparation.)
Olga Buchel holds a PhD in Library and Information Science from the
University of Western Ontario. Her specialization is in geodigital
libraries, having worked at the Alexandria Digital Library, one of the
first libraries to offer geospatial searches. For her dissertation she
developed an interactive visualization for a book collection. She has
taught on geodigital libraries at the University of Western Ontario.
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class
participation is in an online forum environment.
You can register in this course through the first week of instruction.
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