DataViz Workshop

Data Visualisation Methods and Tools - A Practical Guide

Speakers: Seán O’Donoghue and Alan Bush

Date: November 18th, 2016.

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 hs

Place: Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM). Campus Miguelete - Laboratorio de Computacion - Edificio Cs. Sociales, Subsuelo


Acreditation: 8.30 - 9:00 hs

Section I: 9:00 - 12:30 hs

Lunch: 12:30 - 13:30 hs

Section II: 13:30 - 17:30 hs


Registration to the DataViz workshop will be processed through:

- The ISCB Latin America 2016 web portal (for payments in US Dollars).

In case you would like to register for Data Viz only, please choose the "Student Workshop" option in the registration system.

- The A2B2C - ISCB LA web portal (for payments in ARS Pesos).

In case you would like to register for DataViz workshop only, please choose only "Student Council Workshop" option in the registration system.

Registration Fees:

The registration deadline is on 14 November 2016.

Category Early On site
1 day workshop – US dollars USD $16.5 USD $23.5
1 day workshop – ARS pesos ARS $250 ARS $350

1st PART - Description:

Do you work with large, complex datasets? Data visualisation can help. Using principles of human visual perception with modern methods and tools, you can create insightful visual representations of complex data, as well as compelling visualisations for communication.

I will present a tour of state-of-the-art methods and practices for turning data into insightful visualisations that tell compelling stories. Many of examples presented will be drawn from my own research, which focuses on the data from the life sciences. However the principles are general, and can be used by anyone working with data, including communicators, scientists, programmers, designers, and visual artists.

It is recommended to bring your own laptop (no specific software required).

Specific topics will include:

Excel, R, Tableau, D3.js, chart.js, Processing
Illustrator & Photoshop

Hierarchical data
Trees and tree-maps
Graphs and Networks

Sets and categorical data
Venn diagrams
Linear bar diagrams

Time-series data
Small multiples
Storyline layouts

Multidimensional data
Principal component plots
Parallel coordinates
Star coordinates, Radviz

Strategies for large, complex data
Visual analytics
'Shneiderman mantra'
Linking and brushing
Aggregation techniques, e.g. density plots

2nd PART - Description:

ggplot2 es una poderosa libreria de R para generar graficos y visualizaciones de datos. A diferencia de otros paquetes, está basado en el concepto de una " gramatica de grafos". Esto le da al usuario la libertad de poder articular un conjunto de componentes basicos en infinidad de combinaciones para producir las representaciones visuales más apropiadas en cada caso.
En este curso "hands-on" presentaremos una introducción a ggplot2 a través de una serie de ejemplos, tutoriales y ejercicios. Se requiere que los participantes traigan sus laptops con el paquete previamente ggplot2.