Data Storytelling Intensive

Instructor: Allen Hillary
January 8-18 See full schedule
Course Code: MHC 190
Modality: Hybrid

Grab a seat for our January 2024 1-credit course! Data Scientist and Be Data Lit founder Allen Hillery will provide a focused workshop teaching students how to reveal the narratives underlying data sets, and create data-informed stories.

A growing number of leaders across sectors and industries rely upon not just data but people who can tell them what data means. This course is designed to help advance these in-demand digital storytelling skills while also introducing students to the wide variety of career paths open to digital storytellers.

This intensive will be highly experiential and students will engage with data professionals who will discuss their professions and the routes into their positions, including Lawrence Buchanan, Graphics Editor for the New York Times and Bridget Cogley, Chief Visualization Officer of the analytics company Versalytix. Students will visit the New York Times building and Salesforce Tower as well.

All students enrolled in this intensive will receive a complimentary copy of the textbook, Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals, by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic. Students will also receive a travel subsidy.

Who is this class for? Students of second-year standing or higher; basic knowledge of Excel preferred but no programming experience required. Humanities and social science majors are especially encouraged to enroll. This course will take a maximum of 10 students and is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Grading will be pass/fail.

This will be a hybrid course meeting January 8-18. Most days will have a 10:00-12:00 class session followed by a break and a 1:00-3:00 site visit. Some days, however, will meet only from 10-12 or 1-3.  See full schedule