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Nicholas Felton Will Teach You Data Viz In A $10 Online Class

Want to learn data visualization from the best? Now you can.

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Nicholas Felton, the information designer behind Facebook’s Timeline and the annual Feltron Report, has just uploaded a course on Skillshare that will introduce you to the art and techniques of data visualization. You’ll have to enroll for $10/mo to watch it.

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Over the course of 16 short videos (none is longer than nine minutes, and most are just a few minutes), Felton teaches you how to render meteor strikes on a map. You’ll learn to deal with the data-shaping app Processing, juggle scalable vector graphics, parse a major data set, link that information to markers, and even pick up a few pointers about typography while you’re at it.

Given that few universities even have a curriculum to teach on data viz, Felton’s course is a must-attend for anyone interested in this burgeoning field.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story said that the course was free. It actually requires a $10/mo membership to attend.

Try it here.

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Mark Wilson is a senior writer at Fast Company who has written about design, technology, and culture for almost 15 years. His work has appeared at Gizmodo, Kotaku, PopMech, PopSci, Esquire, American Photo and Lucky Peach

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