ENV 603b () / 2021-2022
Environmental Data Visualization & Communication
Note: this course information is for the 2021-2022 academic year, not the current academic year (2020-2021).
Spring 2022: Time and location TBA
Welcome to the Information Age. Data production is growing at 50 percent per year, or more than doubling every two years. We are not only producing more data from existing sources, we are also constantly creating entirely new streams of data, whether statistical, text, audio, video, sensor, or biometric. Yet our ability to access, manage, understand, and synthesize all this data is extremely limited. Visualization is a powerful means of enhancing our cognitive abilities to learn from data, especially when informed by insights into human behavior and social systems. While developing the quantitative skills necessary for analyzing Big Data is important, understanding how to effectively explore and communicate insights from data—whether big or small—is equally essential for policy makers, researchers, and practitioners alike. Applications will be due early in January. Please see Canvas page for details.