Download the power point slides from the Visualize Your Research class.
See a prezi of a poster session, titled Teaching Data Visualization, presented by Sarah Morris and Gabrielle Annala at the 2014 IACRL Conference.
What is data visualization and what are infographics?
Data visualization is a way for you to represent and present information using visuals such as charts, graphs, images, etc.
Infograhpics are, in a nutshell, another way of referring to data visualizations. Infographics are graphic, visual representations of information.
See the links below for resources to help you create data visualizations, information about what makes a good visualization, and links to sites where you can check out data visualizations for inspiration.
Image created by Ivan Cash at http://ivancash.com/Infographic-of-Infographics
Why use data visualizations?
What makes a data visualization effective?
Good data visualizations should:
Remember, certain types of visuals do a better job of representing certain types of information. For instance, bar charts can be easier to read when you're comparing multiple items. Learn more about choosing the right type of visualization with this chart about charts from Edward Tufte.
And be sure to check out Edward Tufte's blog for information on data visualization best practices and this Lifehacker blog post on Tufte and data visualization.
Image created by Edward Tufte and retrieved via Lifehacker.
Inspiration for data visualizations
Resources for creating data visualizations