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Welcome to the Vizlab @ XULA

Announcements

Due to new university policies concerning the spread of COVID-19, the VizLab has moved its services to online only. Please contact Alex Saltzman at asaltzma@xula.edu for more info.

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Hours and Contact

The XULA VizLab services are currently offered online-only. We encourage you to email or book a consultation for any data-related needs!

Contact: Alex Saltzman, Data Visualization Lab Manager, asaltzma@xula.edu

Welcome to Xula Vizlab!

The Data Visualization Lab on the fourth floor of the University Library at Xavier University of Louisiana contains 9 double monitor 4.0 GHz Intel Xeon Dell workstations with industry-standard and open source data visualization software packages as well as a 70” touchscreen Dell c7017T display. We are dedicated to improving Data Visualization techniques across campus disciplines, while teaching in-demand marketable skills.

VizLab Policies

Due to limited number of workstations, usage of the Data Visualization lab resources must fall under one of the following categories:

  1. A data visualization consultation with the lab
  2. Attending a visualization workshop sponsored by the lab
  3. Data-driven research or academic work during lab open hours
  4. Approved data-driven or visualization projects requiring resources beyond a conventional computer lab.

Workshops:

Additionally, we provide workshops on the various software available in the lab throughout the year. Registration is suggested as space is limited, but walk-ins are welcome. These workshops provide a hands-on, beginner-focused, active-learning environment to bolster your data visualization toolbox.

If there are workshops you would like to see sponsored by the lab, please give us your feedback in our online suggestion box.

General lab guidelines:

  • Maximum student occupancy: 18
  • For an in-class workshop, instructors must be present for the entire duration. Students will not be admitted to lab until the instructor has been checked-in for the session. We ask that instructors arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.
  • Students will be sent a short experience survey after the workshop – please encourage them to complete the survey! Their feedback is essential for improving the programming offered through the Data Visualization Lab.
  • Food and drink is not permitted in the lab, with the exception of closed water bottles. Water bottles should remain stowed and away from the workstations.
  • Do not download software on lab computers. If there is a software package you require, please email the lab.
  • Headphones are required for personal music and other audio. Headphones must not be at a volume at which they leak noise.