Data + Visualization Lab
The Data + Visualization Lab provides computing tools and expertise to develop and apply data science and visual communication skills. The space is free to all U of M Twin Cities faculty, students, and staff.
Learners at all skill levels can visit the Data + Visualization Lab to:
- create charts and figures with data,
- develop visuals to explain complex topics,
- use specialized statistical and data analysis tools,
- and learn how to manage and share data.
Data + Visualization staff offer help with projects from idea to creation to project refinement.Connect online with an expert
Upcoming Data + Visualization Workshops
Workshops are free of charge on a first come, first-served basis. Registration requested.
Recent Data + Visualization news
The Data + Visualization Lab helps researchers communicate complex information with infographics
Students in Karen Monsen’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice course further their informatics specialization by collaborating with the Health Sciences Library to receive training on developing infographics to distill complex information so they can share research findings with a broader audience - like this visualization of the cost of using contingent workforce by DMP student, Jet Role.
‘Librarians can not only help you find resources but can also help you shape and refine your project.’
U of M undergrad Louisa Botten researched a 17th century apothecary inventory during her internship at the Wangensteen Historical Library. Read how Botten combined this historical text with modern technology to create an award-winning online exhibit that exemplifies that power of data visualization.
Public Health Librarian and Data Curation Specialist
Emerging Technology and Innovation Strategist
- Phillips-Wangensteen Building — Room 5-130
- The Data + Visualization Lab is currently open during regular library hours for computer use only. Online consultations are available by request.