Day 62 of 180 Days of Data Viz Learning #jfdi fl

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

Reading and Learning Data Visualization Theoretically/Critically:

Reading Nathan Yau’s book Data Points – Visualization that Means Something

p. 58- 68 Information Graphics and Presentation

Three Takeaways

  • Often very carefully placed labels, title, and text can go much farther than long winded explanations can.  Basic sizes and typography can be the different p. 59
  • Flowcharts for when you need to communicate process and decision making p. 63
  • So you need a typeface

Code Learning

Three Takeways from various tasks:

Watched Building Websites with Bootstrap 3 Talk on Treehouse 

  • Realizing one of most fun and challenging parts of data visualization is learning a lot of different tools for data, but need to learn them
  • Seeing how I need to review Bootstrap feature since it’s been nearly over year since I did any webdev related project >_<

Knight D3.js Class Review

  • Going through and recommenting code and  experimenting with dom elements as I’m watching Scott Murray’s lectures of maximum understanding and memorization.  Feeling like my grasp on what I know off hand and understanding what I don’t understand and have to see is steadily improving, even if at a slow scary pace at times.
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