Looking to turn columns of data into a compelling story? Interested in talking through a data visualization assignment for the students in your class? Want to polish an ugly graph before submitting your paper for review?
We’re here to help members of the Harvard community incorporate visualization techniques into their coursework, research, or teaching.
We can help you at any stage of the process — from brainstorming and storyboarding to exploring your data and teaching you how to use a specific tool.
We'll help you incorporate design principles and insights on visual perception to improve your charts, infographics, and interactive web displays.
Our goal is to give you what you need to create powerful visualizations that boost the impact of your work.
Fall 2019 Workshops
If you are interested in a workshop but can't make the workshop times, please email us to schedule a custom session.
Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau
In this hour-long, hands-on workshop you'll use a sample dataset to create several different types of visualization using Tableau. You'll also learn how to combine graphs together to create interactive dashboards and how to create stories from the data.
- September 27th at 10am in Lamont 310. (Register here)
- October 18th at 10am in Lamont 310. (Register here)
This is a hands-on workshop for users who know the basics of Tableau and want to make more complicated visuals. You’ll learn how to combine datasets, make multidimensional scatterplots with simple fit lines, create simple animated datasets, and more.
Design Principles for Data Visualization
This 90-minute workshop covers key design principles you should consider when planning or storyboarding your visualizations — from choosing the optimal visualization type for your data to the effective use of color, text, and spacing.
- October 4th at 1:30pm in Lamont B30. (Register here)
- October 17th at 3pm in Lamont B30. (Register here)
Make Unconventional Data Visualizations using RAWGraphs
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to make unconventional visualizations that are otherwise hard to make, such as Sankey diagrams, circular visualizations, and flow diagrams (see the RAWGraphs gallery for more examples). After this workshop, you'll understand some advantages and limitations of using free online visualization tools like RAWGraphs.
- November 14th at 3pm in Lamont 310. (Register here)