Data Visualization

What is Data Visualization?

Data visualization is a technique that displays data as visual diagrams, graphs, charts, or other graphics. This presents the data in an eye-catching way that, in a single glance, can be made sense of.


The data visualization software "Tableau" gives the user an interface in which to create and view their data visualization project, as well as gives the ability to take data from spreadsheets, databases, and other data sources and import them for easy use. It contains in-depth tooling for interactive visualization, including atlas-mapping and mouse-over sectioning.

Tableau is a priced product with a free trial and free public version available. Pricing is $35/month for the personal edition and $70/month for the professional edition.

My Data Visualized

Description of Data

The data I used to demonstrate data visualization is part of a 2015 study comparing the type of household a child lives in and what type relationship that child plays in the household. It came from a larger study from American Fact Finder and the US Census Bureau.