|Title:||PAPOR Short Course - Telling a Better Story with Your Data (AKA Effective Data Visualization)
|Description:||August 8th, 2012 11:30 – 3:30 PM Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA Live webinar option also available!
No successful analyst, author, or researcher ever posted a bunch of numbers and said “Here is some data. Hope you find something interesting.” Data must be analyzed, challenged, and ultimately a story must be delivered through text, charts, graphs, audio, video, maps, and information graphics. This short course will feature presentations designed to help you tell a better story with your data.
The first presentation, by Cole Nussbaumer founder of www.storytellingwithdata.com, will focus on the basics of effective data visualization. From Cole’s presentation you will walk away with practical tips on how to better communicate stories out of numbers and choose and format the right chart type to make your data speak to your audience.
The second presentation, presented remotely by Matt Ericson, Deputy Graphics Director at the New York Times, will focus on showing some of the data visualization tools they have developed to explain the news for both a print and interactive environment. Matt’s presentation will expose you to what is possible when you incorporate additional tools such as audio, video, and maps to tell your story, as well as adding interactivity to your visualizations for story telling in an online world.
The final presentation, presented by Brian Cragin of Cragin Design (www.cragindesign.com), will focus on the design process and best practices for standalone infographics. This session will focus on the anatomy and design of a successful information graphics in which a single image containing graphics, text, and statistics lets your audience easily understand the message or the story being delivered and invites them to learn more about the topic.
The audience for this short course is everyone who needs to tell a story with data and the fundamentals on how to design the story you want to tell. You do not need to be a Graphics Professional to enjoy this course (this is not a course in PhotoShop or Illustrator) and we will not focus on the mechanics of implementing these design principles.
Discounts available for early bird registration, students, and PAPOR members.
Training begins at noon, with optional included networking lunch starting at 11:30 AM Pacific.
|Contact Information:||Bob Davis PAPOR President (www.papor.org) email@example.com|
|Region:||North American Region|
|Location:||Los Angeles, California, USA|