Data visualization | College of Arts

Data visualization

2021 Summer Workshops, college of arts, university of guelph

Uncovering Hidden Trends & Patterns using Data Visualization 


Jennifer Marvin, University of Guelph


Effective data visualization can make information consumable, convey important concepts and ideas and even make your arguments more persuasive.

In this workshop we’ll examine the data visualization lifecycle. Learn to gather, create, clean, process, visualize, and share complex data: from numerical to text to network.

In this four-part workshop we will cover:

  • Finding and Getting Data - Learn how to find existing data, and strategies for creating your own.
  • Cleaning and Processing Data - Understand the process of identifying and fixing dirty data.
  • Visualizing Data - Use best practices to design, create, and refine data visualizations.

This workshop will have engaging demonstrations and participants will have a chance to practice with data and hands-on exercises related to the Digital Humanities.  Participants will be required to bring their own laptop and software installation instructions will be provided prior to the workshop. At the end of workshop, participants will be comfortable with using various tools to harvest, clean, and visualize.  Core tools will include OpenRefine,, Tableau, and Gephi.