Effective Visualization: Case Studies, Application and Design

A laptop with R (R Studio) is recommended, but not required

Overview:

In this seminar data aficionado Wen Phan will discuss the creative aspects of visualization along with applications. Wen will focus on: 1. case studies, 2. practical issues, and 3. design and communication.  

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Seminar Agenda:

1. Review ggplot principles and basics
2. Data prep for visualization (reshaping data, etc)
3. Design principles (typography, color, visual balance)
4. Case studies of design principles
5. Implementing reusable design and themes in your visualization
6. Explore expressiveness of ggplot: shaded plots, network plots.  
7. Outputting Files

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Brief Bio - Wen Phan:

Wen Phan is a Solutions Architect with SAS, a global leader in analytics.  He supports hospitality, gaming, travel, and service customers with a focus on data mining, high performance analytics, visual analytics, and visual statistics.  In addition to the SAS platform, Wen has been an avid R user for the last 5 years.  He is also a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Business Analytics at the George Washington University, where he was the recipient of the Business Analytics Award for Excellence.

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  • Nevin H.

    Effective and Efficient Data Viz presentation as well; makes you want to check out the SAS tools: I guess SAS is not just for the mainframe anymore

    September 5

  • Gareth

    The presentation by Wen was very good and delivered very enthusiastically. Rather than simply present a set of commands to provide a specific type of visualization, Wen took us through the layers used in the ggplot2 API to build up the visualization graphic. Knowing these details about the API will certainly allow ggplot2 to be configured and used with a bit more ease.
    Another great Data Driven DC presentation.

    1 · September 4

  • Dorothy S.

    I really appreciated the effort by Wen to prepare for the lecture. It was very informative and well planned. I look forward to the next meetup.

    September 3

  • Dorothy S.

    I really appreciated the effort by Wen to prepare for the lecture. It was very informative and well planned. I look forward to the next meetup.

    September 3

  • Anosh V.

    I am very much looking forward to this event. I need to brush up on R as I do not have much experience with it. Has anyone used the new SAS visualization software?

    August 17, 2014

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