Interactive Visualization with D3.js

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This project is part of the liveProject series Interactive Visualization with D3.js
basics of D3.js, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
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use D3’s stack generator to stack areas, or SVG paths, upon each other • listen to mouse events and build a complex tooltip • break SVG text upon multiple lines
Anne-Marie Dufour
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll use the D3.js visualization library to create a streamgraph visualization of the ethnicity of the Oscars. This visualization will explore the representation of ethnic minorities at the Academy Awards ceremony throughout its history. Once you’ve constructed your basic streamgraph, you’ll append a composite tooltip to the visualization, play around with transitions, and give consideration to making your graph responsive.

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Anne-Marie Dufour
Anne-Marie Dufour has an extended background in mechanical engineering, computational fluid dynamics, and frontend development. This unique skill set has helped her develop a solid understanding of how to use data visualization to apprehend complex phenomena and realities and translate these into modern web applications.


This liveProject is for developers who know the basics of D3.JS, as well as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Basics of D3.js
  • Basics of JavaScript
  • Basics of HTML and CSS
  • Using D3 to interact with the DOM
  • Loading an external dataset
  • Binding data to a selection
  • D3 scales
  • D3 axis
  • D3 shape generators
  • JS and D3 event listeners

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll use some of the advanced features of D3.js to build an ambitious and extended visualization.

  • Use D3’s stack generator to stack areas, or SVG paths, upon each other
  • Listen to mouse events and build a complex tooltip
  • Break SVG text upon multiple lines
  • Apply filters to a visualization
  • Use smooth transitions between states
  • Make a responsive visualization


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