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Digital Scholarship

Data and information visualization... is an interdisciplinary field that deals with the graphic representation of data and information. It is a particularly efficient way of communicating when the data or information is numerous as for example a time series.

Data Visualization resources

Cairo, A. (2014). Ethical Infographics. IRE Journal, 37(2), 25.


Fung, K. (2020, January 29). The unspoken rules of visualisation: (And when to break them). DataJournalism.Com.


Kirk, A. (2016). Data visualisation : a handbook for data driven design. Sage Publications.


Yau, N. (2013). Data points: Visualization that means something. Wiley;

Yau, N. (2011). Visualize this : the flowingdata guide to design, visualization, and statistics. Wiley Pub.

Data Visualization Tools

Other KnightLab Tools


R and RStudio



Fairly simple chart-based data visualizer utilizing JavaScript and structured data (JSON).  Takes about a day to learn how to use it.  Embeds in websites.



Incredibly powerful JavaScript platform for using and building complex data visualizations using structured data (JSON).  Steep learning curve but sophisticated data visualizations.