Data Vis for Journalists Fall 2016
Lab 1


The objective of this lab is to work on a variety of exercises to get really familiar with the Tableau interface.

First we will go through four example demos together to get started with Tableau. The first workbook will show a variety of ways to visually encode two variables using space and color channels. The second workbook takes a look at crime in Vancouver in 2003, 2013, 2014, 2015 and up to July 2016. The third workbook explores Vancouver mayoral races in 2008, 2011 and 2014. Finally, we will build a visualization that shows how many trips the DeLorean time machine took in the Back to the Future movies.

The assignment is to work through a Tableau workbook about a Music Sales dataset on your own. You'll have some class time to get started where we will circulate to answer questions, and you'll need finish on your own time. You will also analyze the Vancouver crime dataset further, write a brief story about your findings, and write a reflection about your analysis process.



Schedule: Out: Sep 13 2016. Due: Sep 20 2017, 9am




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