- Review data stories spreadsheet
- Review Flowing Data/Source blogs
- Go over readings for this week:
- Discuss final project requirements
- Discuss Tableau – when is it a better alternative to DataWrapper?
- How do I decide what to visualize?
- How and when do I combine chart types to tell a better story?
- What is the role of chart types when integrated with a text story?
- More in-depth look at other types of Tableau charts: http://www.tableau.com/sites/default/files/media/which_chart_v6_final_0.pdf
- Basic mapping introduction
- Make a Tableau chart that isn’t a bar, line or map – play with the alternatives (ex: treemap, bubble, etc).
- Write a super short story (less than 500 words) about your findings, and write around the graphic in the way we discussed. You can include more than one chart if you want.
- Read these posts:
- Ethics of privacy in data journalism – http://onlinejournalismblog.com/2013/09/16/ethics-in-data-journalism-privacy-user-data-collaboration-and-the-clash-of-codes/
- When Maps Shouldn’t Be Maps – http://www.ericson.net/content/2011/10/when-maps-shouldnt-be-maps/
- Bring in two data sets to map – send both to Michelle by NOON on Thurs. 8/13:
- One should feature specific addresses/locations, or columns for latitude and longitude (for a point map)
- One should feature information that features numbers categorized by either specific countries or states (for a choropleth map)
- Make sure full names or abbreviations are used – no extra spaces or weird casing
- Let Michelle know if your data is for a unit besides counties, states or countries
- Be sure all data has headers for all columns
- Install QGIS before class – there are four parts – three things to install that it depends on. Go through installation process in order.