Effective Data Visualization
From Design Fundamentals to Big Data Techniques
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: January 2015
Run time: 2 hours 52 minutes

Learn the methods you need to bring data to life through effective visualizations. In this video course, host Jeffrey Heer—co-founder of Trifacta—takes you through best practices for designing interactive visualizations, performing exploratory data analysis, and examining multidimensional data.

You’ll begin by learning the value of visualization, through design principles drawn from graphic design, visual art, perceptual psychology, and cognitive science. Using Trifacta’s data transformation tools to illustrate some of the concepts, you’ll also learn techniques for scaling visualizations to extremely large data sets.

In two parts—Effective Visualization Design and Visualizing Big Data—this course will teach you practical tips on topics including:

  • Visualization design fundamentals: data and image models, graphical perception, and color design
  • Visual data analysis and exploration: exploratory data analysis, multidimensional data, interaction techniques
  • Data reduction strategies: sampling, aggregation, and model fitting
  • Effective visualization of big data: scalable visual encoding methods and interaction techniques

Jeffrey Heer is a co-founder and CXO (Chief Experience Officer) at Trifacta Inc. He spent many years as a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he led the Stanford Visualization Group. His group created several popular tools, including D3.js (Data-Driven Documents) and Data Wrangler. Jeff is currently a faculty member of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.

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Excellent Course..!

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    • Intermediate

    Comments about oreilly Effective Data Visualization:

    Jeff's course really helped me understand which methods to use for the most effective data visualization. Visualization is very important, for presenting ideas to executives, Jeff's tips make this task more manageable. I also really enjoyed the part about interactive visualizations, very useful

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    Not a Good Value

    By Joe

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    Pros

    • Good Presenter

    Cons

    • Biased
    • Caters To A Niche Crowd
    • Lack Of Depth
    • No Central Message
    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Too basic

    Best Uses

    • Advertising For Trifacta
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    As an instructor in higher education, I was looking for a video series to really discuss the science behind data presentation. This series fell far too short.
    I would presume that the intended audience is your average computer science student, or a database worker, yet the lack of overall content-richness makes this a hard hypothesis to form.
    This is in stark contrast to O'Reilly's other offerings, such as the book by O'Neil and Schutt, "Doing Data Science Straight Talk from the Front Line", which contains far more information on visualization for a FAR lower price, and that's not even the point of the book.
    The presenter in this video series is quite knowledgeable and engaging, but the plot of this series is quite vapid. The one star I am willing to give for this video series is based solely off the presenter Jeff Heer: he's good!
    Sadly, the content of this series is not. For instance, this series presumes some familiarity with databases and queries, and discusses the potential for creating interactive visualizations using queries, but does not mention how one would begin such an endeavor. While discussing graphing, Charles Minard's map of Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaign is discussed at length—and while doing this, no mention of color is made, though immediately prior, it is identified as a design quality. With such an intense graphic being used as a teaching tool, the average audience member would be utterly confused without such explanations. No clarification of the temperature's scale (Réaumur) is made, and consequently, much time is wasted discussing a historically important graphic without explaining its novel characteristics.
    This video series is (currently) FAR too expensive, in my professional opinion. I would NOT buy this, nor recommend it. It is a complete waste of time for anything other than product placement for the presenter's company.

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