Registration is open for my dataviz workshop at NYU. (link)
This is a workshop in the sense of a creative writing workshop. Your "writing" are sketches of data visualization based on your selected datasets. In class, we critique all of the work and produce revisions. You will learn to appreciate good dataviz, to offer constructive and insightful commentary on visualization, and be discriminating in receiving feedback.
Last term, half the class worked on datasets that are related to their jobs. The data sources were diverse, ranging from scholarly citation data, World Bank data, commercial sales and market share data, mountaineering accidents data, standardized testing item data, speeches by death row inmates, juvenile convicts, etc.
Students pick their own tools. They used Excel, Powerpoint, Tableau, d3, etc.
Here is a past syllabus.
The course runs from July 1 to Aug 5. Register here.