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Room 308

Data Doesn’t Have to be Boring

Tuesday, Oct 23 8:30 - 9:15

Presented by Chris Seek

The purpose of the Data Visualization course is to provide participants with an understanding of how to tell a powerful story using their data. But even the best data story can lose impact if it isn’t presented the right way and this is why it’s so important to choose the right data visualization format. Discussion, examples, and exercises are centered on audience consideration, purpose, presentation, and delivery method.

A. At the end of the course, participants will gain an understanding of telling a story with data, techniques, and tools:
• What are data visualization, mapping, and infographics?
• How to win over your audience using your data
• Which technique is right for your project
• Tools you can use
B. In addition, participants will learn:
• Differences between visualization formats
• Factors to consider when deciding how to present your data



Chris Seek

Web & Communication Technology Manager

Chris Seek is a Web & Communication Technology Manager for the University of Colorado with over 10 years experience in back and front-end web development and digital design. He began his career as a graphic designer in the private sector before transitioning into web development which led him into higher education. He now spends his time designing and developing innovative ways of communicating to the University's diverse user groups through the use of a multi media design focus.