Exploring Data Visualization Options with Flourish

Kate Topham, Digital Humanities Archivist, Michigan State University

Kristen Mapes, Assistant Director of Digital Humanities, Michigan State University


Visualization is often the “way in” to our data, both for scholarly analysis and presentation to an audience. However, it is critical to understand the process of visualizing data: who is it for, and what questions does it answer? In this workshop, participants learn how to choose the right visualization for their data, how to prepare their data for visualization, and create their own visualizations using Flourish.

What should I do to prepare for this workshop?

  1. Create a free account at Flourish.studio
  2. (Optional) Download the csv dataset files that we will be working with. (Csv is a spreadsheet format, and will open in Excel or any other spreadsheet software.)


Direct link to Google Slides

PDF of slides: Visualization and Flourish.pdf

Additional Resources and Readings

Creating a Proportional Bar Chart in Flourish

Google Slides link

Creating a Hierarchical Bubble Chart in Flourish

Google Slides link