Thoughts on learning and work

Day 7 of 180 Days of Data Viz Learning


I’m doing some form of data visualization learning for 180 days straight because I need to #JFDI.  See post explaining how and why I’m doing this.

Definitely got into a good groove in starting earlier today and managing my energy right.  Getting a good pace in the first week of starting any new habit or process can be difficult, so I’m glad I’ve gotten there already.

Visualization Worked On or Created: 

USWNT Visualizations done yesterday.  Added a bit more narrative and styling to this.

-I started exploring pieces of an old project at I did for a Techniques of Data Visualization course I took in grad school.  This course was much less about code and more about critical visual theory, a healthy skepticism about data, and storytelling.  I put together a project on looking at how US demographics have changed through time.  I’m planning to beef this up into possible a portfolio type piece using visuals generated in Tableau and D3.js eventually.

Decomposition of a Visualization:

-Break – > code learning catch-up day

Code Learning:

Udacity Problem Set One Finished – On section 2a Design Principles

Three Takeaways:

Treehouse D3.js – Styling and Scaling with Data – Using Linear Scales

Three Takeways

Automating the Design of Graphical Presentations of Relational Information.Jock Mackinlay (PDF) from 7 Classic Foundational Vis Papers

Three Takeaways: