The fundamental tools of data visualization are the spreadsheet and the chart. Modern spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets make generating charts easy, but there are so many types of charts and ways to configure them that it can be difficult to know how to get started, or how to choose the best chart to help tell your story. In this workshop, we will explore the types of charts available, describe the differences between them, when each is appropriate, and work through creating and customizing a chart to help tell a specific story.
This workshop is designed for people with basic spreadsheet skills, but no previous experience with making charts is required. If you’re comfortable reading and entering data using spreadsheet software like Excel or Google Sheets, you are ready for this workshop!
Given August 30th at the East Liberty Branch of the Pittsburgh Public Library