Visualizing Data Workshop

Friday, January 23 workshop - "Visualizing Data: A Truthful Art"
Sponsored by Departments of Statistics; Media, Journalism and Film; and Interactive Media Studies
Visualization is becoming mainstream. Professionals in many different areas are using charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations to make sense of data and information, and also to communicate effectively with the general public. Tools are cheaper and easier to use than ever but, unfortunately, knowledge of visualization rules isn't so widespread. This class is an overview of the main principles designers of visualizations should apply to their work.
Topics covered:
1. What visualization is (how terms are going to be used): Infographics, data visualization, etc.
2. The main features of great visualizations: Truthful, functional, beautiful, insightful, enlightening
3. Truthful: How to avoid deceiving audiences
4. Functional: Choosing graphic forms according to the purpose of the visualization
5. Beautiful: The main principles of graphic design
6. Insightful and Enlightening: Writing and storytelling for graphics 

Alberto Cairo teaches infographics and data visualization at the School of Communication of the University of Miami, where he's also the director of the Visualization Program at UM's Center of Computational Science. He's the author of the book "The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization." He has been director of infographics at several media organizations in Spain and In Brazil, and has taught in more than twenty countries.
Schedule of Day:
Activity                     Topics
08:30 –  9:00            Registration
09:00 – 10:30           Session 1
10:30 – 10:45           Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00           Session 2
12:00 –   1:00           Lunch break
  1:00 –   2:30           Session 3
  2:30–    2:45           Break
  2:45 –   4:00           Session 4

Location:  TBD
Times:       9-4 (+/-)
Cost*:       FREE (students)
                  FREE (faculty and staff from sponsoring departments)
                  $50 (faculty and staff from non-sponsoring departments)

* Cost covers lunch and breaks
Payment will be due by Friday, January 16

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