Edward Tufte course in Seattle
Edward Tufte pioneered the visual display of data and his books have helped thousands of people improve their design skills. (Some argue that he's the father of infographics.) See his website's discussion board for more.
He'll be teaching a course in Seattle, WA, on July 23 or 24, 2012. It looks like this is the closest he'll come to Vancouver.
There's a registration fee of $380 for the course — or if you're a full-time student or faculty member, the fee is $200. All four of his books are included as part of the course. (The books themselves are about $50 each so if you're a grad student, this is a great bargain.)
This course will likely benefit you if you work with a number of technical charts and data. (See Tufte's argument that a bad powerpoint slide brought down the space shuttle Columbia.)
Leave a comment in the SFU grad student facebook group if you're thinking of going and maybe some of you can meet up in Seattle.
Some reviews from around the internet (courtesy of Barry Shell):
- Reading with Edward Tufte (if you can't get to the workshop, but you're interested in the topic, this post has a ton of great links on data analysis and design)
- Edward Tufte Workshop
- Review of Edward Tufte's Presenting Data and Information Course
For a preview of his presentation style, here's a presentation from YouTube.