Creating Interactive Data Visualizations with D3

Wednesday, January 31 | 10:15AM–11:00AM CT | Preservation Hall, Second Floor
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Williams College instructional technology staff are working with students to create dynamic and interactive web-based data visualizations that leverage the D3.js JavaScript library, HTML5, CSS, and SVG web standards. The visualizations respond to changes to data as well as user interactions. The source data is mostly from a migration study of Northern Saw-whet Owls that are captured, banded, and released. Data is also visualized from a nearby weather station. The visualizations are largely written in efficient JavaScript that can be repurposed to new data sources. The challenges and rewards of these techniques will be shared.

Outcomes: Identify and create web-based interactive data visualizations created with D3 * List resources useful in the creation of interactive and dynamic D3 data visualizations * Describe the context in which a D3 visualization would have value at your institution


  • Trevor Murphy

    Instructional Technology Specialist, Williams College