Research Data Visualization: 2017 Spring Workshop Series

The UCLA Library and the Institute for Digital Research and Education are excited to announce our spring digital workshop series on data visualization. 

With campus research increasingly demanding new and innovative approaches to data visualization and analysis, these workshops will cover topics on various research tools beyond digital mapping including ways to extract data from the web using Python, film editing in Adobe Premiere Pro, and 3D animation in Adobe After Effects. Each session will introduce subject material and is intended to leave attendees with a basic understanding on how to utilize digital technologies and other materials for their research.

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Filmmakin’: Equipment, shooting and editing

Friday, May 5, 2 to 5 pm

YRL, West Classroom, Rm 23167

This workshop is for those who want to use film as a method of research, whether in creating a documentary film, or to collect qualitative data through interviews. The workshop will cover the basics on equipment, how to shoot an interview, B-roll, and verite footage. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, this workshop will also cover the basics in video editing.

Web Scrapin’: Focus on Python

Friday, May 12, 2 pm to 5 pm

5628 Math Sciences, The Portal

Starting with a simple introduction to Python, this workshop will demonstrate how to turn structured data from any website into a csv file. Topics include the following: identifying appropriate websites, installing Python, tweaking Python code, and examining the data output.

3D Animatin’: Focus on Adobe After Effects

Friday, May 19, 2 pm to 5 pm

5628 Math Sciences, The Portal

This workshop will go through how to import and create 3D models from Maya for animating in Adobe After Effects. Basic skills to be covered are converting models, rotating models, and animating motion.

Story Mappin’

Thursday, May 25, 2 pm to 5 pm

5628 Math Sciences, The Portal

This workshop will be the culmination of the workshop series by teaching a platform in which to showcase projects. Ranging from CartoDB to ESRI’s Story Maps, this workshop will cover: using tabular data for mapping, converting data into a digital web map, and creating a narrative structure using story maps.

A focus on Mapping Data Sources

Tuesday, May 9, 5 pm to 7 pm

YRL, West Classroom, Rm 23167

Having a hard time finding a data source? This workshop will go over strategies for locating and using a variety of open and proprietary data sources, including Social Explorer, SimplyMap, Policy-Map, EVGeoCloud, and Los Angeles Open Data.

A focus on Mapping with ArcGIS

Tuesday, May 16, 5 pm to 7 pm

YRL, West Classroom, Rm 23167

This workshop will go over step-by-step how to create a map using ArcGIS. We will discuss spatial joins, styling data, and how to utilize basic spatial tools. Data will be provided.