Interactives from the Ground Up, with Thomas Rhiel

Even when armed with a promising idea, building an interactive digital experience — like a map or graphic — can be a difficult undertaking, requiring tools and know-how that span disciplines. In this two-part workshop, Thomas Rhiel, director of reader experience at Atavist, offers practical, step-by-step advice, using as models two visualizations of his own (including one featured in The Best American Infographics 2014).

In the first session, you’ll be looking at mapping: how to find and work with geographic data, and how to design and build engaging digital maps. In the second, you’ll be introduced to tools like the JavaScript library D3.js that can help you build dynamic interactive graphics.

In both cases, the aim will be to provide hands-on, practical instruction, helping you navigate through the trickier aspects of designing, building, and publishing interactive experiences to the web.

Please note that this is an advanced workshop. No previous JavaScript experience is required, but to get the most out of it, you should be familiar with the basics of HTML and CSS and have some experience collecting and scraping data.

First Workshop: Thursday, Nov. 12 7-10 p.m.
Second Workshop: Thursday, Nov. 19 7-10 p.m.




November 12, 2015
7.00 pm–10.00 pm


55 West 13th
New York, NY 10011