Thursday 29 April 2021
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Started 18:30 PM
Finished 19:30 PM
Organized by Data Visualization Lisboa
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About this event
🎙 Equip your organization with a data visualization style guide 🎙
Dr. Jonathan Schwabish advocates that every organization that produces data visualizations to communicate their research should create a data visualization style guide. A data visualization style guide defines the components of a graph and their proper, consistent use. Like a writing style guide, a comprehensive data visualization style guide breaks down the parts of graphs, charts, and tables to demonstrate best practices and strategies to design and style your charts. Elements like font and color, the widths of lines and style gridlines, and the use of tick marks are all choices that determine whether a graph is clear, engaging, and consistent—or whether it isn’t.
During his talk, he will also touch the three main purposes of such style guide and why it is best developed at the organizational level. However, even for those who are developing their own individual style guide, Dr. Jonathan Schwabish has great tips for making it happen.
👉 The Event is online and free of charge!
18:30 👋 Welcome
18:35 🎙 Talk from Jonathan Schwabish
19:10 💬 Q&A
👉 Don’t be shy and ask some questions via comment.
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***** About Dr. Jonathan Schwabish *****
Dr. Jonathan Schwabish is founder of the data visualization and presentation skills firm, PolicyViz, and a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research institution in Washington, DC. There, he is a researcher in the Income and Benefits Policy Center and a member of the Institute’s Communication team where he specializes in data visualization and presentation design. His research agenda includes such areas as earnings and income inequality, immigration, disability insurance, retirement security, data measurement, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and other aspects of public policy.
Dr. Schwabish is also considered a leader in the data visualization field and is a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in research. He has written on various aspects of how to best visualize data including technical aspects of creation, design best practices, and how to communicate social science research in more accessible ways.
In both positions, Dr. Schwabish helps nonprofits, research institutions, and governments at all levels improve how they communicate their work and findings to their partners, constituents, and citizens. He also teaches data visualization and presentation skills at Georgetown University, American University, the University at Buffalo, and in public workshops. He also hosts the PolicyViz Podcast, which focuses on data, open data, and data visualization. His book Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks helps people improve the way they prepare, design, and deliver data-rich content and his edited book, Elevated the Debate: A Multilayered Approach to Communicating Your Research, helps people develop a strategic plan to communicating their work across multiple platforms and channels. His latest book, Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks details essential strategies to create more effective data visualizations.
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