I would like to propose the follow workshop for THATCamp Digital Knowledge 2014:
From Imagination to Visualization: Getting Comfortable with Data Representations
Angela Zoss, Data Visualization Coordinator, Duke University
Friday, March 28, 2:30-3:30pm
If you’ve been afraid to try data visualization because you don’t have a lot of experience with software or data, this workshop is for you! Humanities data are notoriously complicated and uncertain, and standard tools don’t always make it easy to produce visualizations that reflect that complexity. In the first half of the workshop, I’ll go over some examples of and guidelines for and the basic ways that computer programs expect data to be represented. In the second half of the workshop we’ll walk through an easy data visualization tool, Raw (raw.densitydesign.org/), to learn about a few different types of visualizations and how they might relate to humanities research. If you bring a laptop, you’ll be able to follow along with the Raw demo.
Thanks in advance for any feedback on the idea, and I look forward to attending on Friday!