Week 1: Introduction to Data: Source, Scrub, Analyze and Visualization (Data Pipeline)

This week we will be going over what to expect in the class over the course of the semester. We will also be talking about the data pipeline from sourcing and collecting to scrubbing and cleaning data to analysis then finally visualizing for presentation. We also will cover a brief history of data and data collection as well as look at a few inspiring visualizations.

Lecture Slides


  1. Sign up for Slack and make sure you are added to the Slack class channel.
  2. Watch the Week 2 lecture video and come to Slack class with questions/comments next week.
  3. Buy the textbook: The Functional Art, by Alberto Cairo