Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 14

V14 N6 Pages 20-26

November 2016

Progression of a Data Visualization Assignment

Joni K. Adkins
Northwest Missouri State University
Marysville, MO 64468, USA

Abstract: The growing popularity of data visualization due to increased amounts of data and easier-to-use software tools creates an information literacy skill gap for students. Students in an Information Technology Management graduate course were exposed to data visualization not only through their textbook reading but also through a data visualization assignment. Through a review of current literature and practice, student feedback, and instructor experience, the data visualization assignment has been updated multiple times in an effort to best serve the students’ learning needs. This paper provides a brief literature review on why data visualization is growing and why students should learn about it and then outlines the data visualization assignment through each iteration. Lessons learned from student feedback on a student survey and suggestions for future assignments are also included.

Keywords: data visualization, data viz, Tableau, interactive data visualization, story, Assignment

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Recommended Citation: Adkins, J. K. (2016). Progression of a Data Visualization Assignment. Information Systems Education Journal, 14(6) pp 20-26. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2015)