Day 79 of 180 Days of Data Viz Learning #jfdi

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.

Code Learning: 

  • Back to basics learning on Treehouse – How to Make a Website
    • Finding now more than ever, need to fill in the gaps where I’m missing fundamentals

Intermediate D3 for Data Visualization Knight Center Course

Module 1 Intro (mostly recap):

Three Takeaways:

  • Standard D3 pattern for binding data to new elements is: selectAll / data / enter / append
  • You specify the length (in time) of a D3 transition with .duration(milliseconds)
  • You create a per-element delay for a new transition by multiplying the index value of each element by some small amount

Reading and Learning Data Visualization Theoretically/Critically:

Reading Nathan Yau’s book Visualize This

xv-5 Intro

Three Takeways

  • “Visualization isn’t just about getting the cold hard facts… it’s almost more about the entertainment factor… stories revolve around human emotion over numbers and analytics” p. xxi
  • “Ultimately, you’re looking for truth” p. xxi
  • Balance between insights and storytelling -> you can use an “emotional point of view that encourages viewers to reflect on the data” p. 5

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