Presenting Data and Information with Edward Tufte
This past Friday, I had the opportunity to attend a one day course, Presenting Data and Information, presented by Edward Tufte. Considered by many to be a pioneer in the field of modern data visualization, this was an opportunity I could not pass up. After all, how frequently do you get the opportunity to meet one of the founders of a specific discipline in person?
The course was presented in a single-day format, taking place in a large ballroom in the Buckhead Westin Hotel. For a price of $380, the course included a full day of lecture as well as paperback copies of Tufte’s four books:
- The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
- Envisioning Information
- Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
- Beautiful Evidence
If you didn’t mind waiting in line, you could have one or two of the books autographed as well.