How to Choose Data Visualization Tools and Charts with Kristen Sosulski

Dec 11, 201859 minutes

Kristen Sosulski is a rare find in the data visualization world with a true blend of deep expertise, impressive teaching skills, and an amazing personality. She is an associate professor at NYU Stern School of Business where she teaches MBA students and executives data visualization, programming, and business analytics.

Also at NYU Stern, she is the Director of the Learning Science Lab where she develops immersive online learning environments for business school education.

She is the author of three books, with her newest book offering people an excellent start to the data visualization world. She is considered a leading expert in the data viz world and she regularly consults, delivers seminars and leads workshops on techniques and best practices.

And in this episode, Kristen shares valuable insights about data software, including a break down of the criteria to consider when picking a software program and which programs are best for different user needs.

In This Episode, You'll Learn…

  • A breakdown of the Data Visualization Software Checklist discussed in her newest book, Data Visualization Made Simple.
  • The criteria she considers when picking the data visualization software she needs.
  • A walkthrough of several different software systems and what they are best used for.
  • The importance she places on ensuring her audience is receiving the most important information.
  • The people who inspired her on her journey, including a mentor and her father.
  • Several gems of wisdom she shares with her students.
  • The excellent advice she would give herself if she could go back in time described as the wedding favor of your presentation.

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