I’m a part-time consultant and workshop leader in data displays and visual rhetoric, working mainly within the engineering education community.
Typically, I work with a client to establish data management protocols and draft preliminary visuals. We discuss what stories emerge and redesign the visuals to better tell those stories. The cycle repeats until our findings are ready to report, present, or publish.
I also review colleagues’ data graphics on request looking for improvements to make their visuals more effective.
I offer two types of data visualization workshops: one with hands-on programming and one without. In the workshop R graphics for the absolute beginner, participants get started with R and learn to create dot plots—a superior alternative to pie charts, bar charts, and (some) tables. The workshop also provides a basis for continuing to learn R afterwards.
In the workshop Principles of data graphics and visual rhetoric, participants learn essential principles of contemporary data graphics and effective visual rhetoric and to recognize visual illusions, graphical lies, and the limitations of common graphs. No programming or software is involved. Principles are extensively illustrated and activities are pencil-and-paper.
I also offer a short course in creating effective graphs tailored to fit your needs and budget using material from my 40 hour Visualizing Data course. The software is R and the text is by Naomi Robbins, Creating More Effective Graphs, Chart House, 2013.
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