Skills institutes are one-credit courses offered in an online format or as part of the required in-person immersion at MAIR online. Skills institute offerings are subject to change each term.
In a world that increasingly turns to data for decision-making and problem-solving, those who can harness the power of the human visual-cognitive system hold a great advantage over those who rely on language alone to communicate important ideas. This course demonstrates how data visualization can be used to unlock insights from dense data sets and maximize the clarity and impact of data-driven arguments. Students will learn to use basic tools and techniques to create their own visual narratives, adding a powerful tool to their communication skills toolbox.