This experimental Scratch extension aims to make data visualization more accessible to a wider audience. More than that however, this extension is an exploration of teaching the abstract and theoretical underpinnings of data visualization through playful experimentation.
All of the code is open source and can be found on Github
Is Scratch Viz right for me? And how might I use it?
There are a number of ways to leverage this extension and it seeks to accomplish the following 4 goals for it's community:
Teach kids and novices about DATA, ANALYSIS, and VISUALIZATION by making the abstract concrete.
Encourage (and inspire) kids to learn MATH AND SCIENCE concepts through creative exploration.
See the Math and Science exercises
Empower non-technical individuals (designers and artists) with an easy to use, yet flexible tool to create professional data graphics.
Provide a rapid prototyping and sketching tool for experienced (technical) data visualization professionals by decreasing the overhead to experiment with a "visual language".
See Extending Scratch Viz for custom visualizations.