I recently conducted two interactive, three-hour classes on data visualization for UOL in Brazil.
I started by covering the basics of dataviz, but I focused on practice over theory. (I followed a similar approach in The Visual Organization.) I then described today’s powerful tools such as Tableau, R, PowerBi, and more. I moved on to examples of how to effectively use data visualization and what not to do. (Thanks for making the latter easy, Fox News.) I concluded with obstacles that people and organizations face as they attempt to move beyond static pie and bar charts.
The event went reasonably well despite a miscommunication that required me to make some last-minute changes. As always, the people could not have been more hospitable. It had been about 20 years since my last trip to Brazil although I’ve found myself in Mexico a few times on speaking gigs.
As an aside, if there’s a more comfortable seat on a plane in the world than Latam Airlines’ cabin class, then I’ve not seen it.