Data Visualization: The Why, When, and How of Effectively Communicating Data

The visual presentation of data is an essential skill in both academia and industry. While the fundamentals of data visualization have remained relatively stable, the tools and techniques in use today have changed greatly, allowing people to create interactive visualizations more quickly--for better or worse!

Gideon Goldin (Email:; Twitter: @gideongoldin)
Junjay Tan (Email:; Twitter: @junjaytan)

Lecture Materials
Link for Downloading Tableau

Baby Names Data Set

Data Sets for Open Ended Exercise

MIT IAP Courses