Interactive Visualization with D3.js

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This free project is part of the liveProject series Interactive Visualization with D3.js
basic JavaScript, CSS, and frontend web development
skills learned
set up a local environment for D3 development • selection of HTML and SVG elements in the DOM • appending elements to the DOM • binding data to DOM elements and using this data to size and position them
Anne-Marie Dufour
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll use the powerful D3.js data visualization library to build an infographic of the top songs of 2020. You’ll be working with data taken from the MRC Data Year-End Report, and develop three charts that each explore some of the core building blocks of D3.js—selections, appending elements to the DOM, scales and data binding. Finally, you’ll extend your newfound skills to developing a bubble chart from scratch, along with axes and a legend.

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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 newcomers to D3.js interested in learning the basics of the library. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • HTML files and the main HTML elements
  • Basic CSS styles
  • Basic Javascript
  • Structuring frontend development projects
  • JS data structures: const, let, arrays, objects
  • JS data manipulation
  • JS functions
  • JS ECMAScript 6

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn core D3.js skills that will allow you to start creating D3 projects on your own, and advance to produce more complex data visualizations.

  • Set up a local environment for D3 development
  • Selection of HTML and SVG elements in the DOM
  • How to append HTML and SVG elements to the DOM
  • How to use scales
  • Binding data to DOM element and using this data to size and position them
  • Generating and positioning axes
  • Importing external datasets
  • How to create a legend using HTML and SVG elements


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