Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Interactive Data Visualization with Processing

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Get interactive with the open-source drawing software Processing, the newest online tutorial with Barton Poulson, university professor and author. The course begins with an introduction and quick overview of the basics of visualization, processing, and drawing. You’ll learn how to communicate, read, map, and illustrate with interactive diagrams. Other techniques discussed include variables, arrays and strings, using color pallets, transforming the grid, building code blocks, creating conditionals and spirals, mouse tracking, specifying fonts, creating functions, using embedded data, generating plots, 2D designs, and using interaction features. When your visualization project is complete, Poulson shows you how to share your work with OpenProcessing, other desktop publications, JavaScript, or an Adroid application. This course is very thorough and gives you complete knowledge of Processing leaving you with full knowledge and confidence to get started with this software.

Topics include:
• Basics of visualization
• Basics of processing
• Basics of drawing
• Variables
• Drawing attributes
• Dynamic drawings
• Interaction
• Media
• Grouping code
• Reading data
• Varieties of data visualizations
• Elements of design for visualization
• Elements of interaction
• Publishing and sharing

Level: Beginner
Length: 7h 43m
Release Date: September 25, 2012

Here is a preview of the tutorial to give you a good idea of what the tutorial is like: