Let’s get silky in the Temporary Autonomous Learning Lounge!
What you’ll need:
- A fairly complete dataset in a spreadsheet.
- An account on Silk, our chosen data visualizer. Also, be sure to review the Silk help pages, especially on importing a spreadsheet and refining your visualization. Silk allows you to import Excel, .csv, and Google Sheets. (I’d be sure to download or save your spreadsheet in a .csv file, just to see if this makes any difference in the visualization.) Silk works a bit differently than some of the other data visualization tools: the platform creates “datacards” for every row in your spreadsheet. This does seem to make things a bit easier, but we may encounter some interesting rubs as we start to visualize.
- Food, drink, and any other social emollients (subject to CSU regulations).
- After we’ve played with silk, you’ll want to blog your experience.