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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Data Design: Where Math and Art Collide

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In February 2014, more than 50 data and design professionals from 14 different countries began collaboratively writing a free, open source e-book to explain important data and visualization concepts in simple language. Their goal was to create a conversational, in-depth resource for learning about information design in a world where most data analysts aren’t trained in design, and most designers aren’t experts in math or statistics. Great data visualizations combine these two disciplines and promote data accuracy, usability, aesthetics, and the science of visual perception.
In this advanced session, we’ll talk about some of the key topics in the book. We'll discuss the diversity of data types and data structures, and explore how the structure of your data affects your visualization options. You’ll learn which chart types work best for the specific insights you want to illustrate. We'll also cover core design principles that you should keep in mind when building data-driven stories.

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Trina Chiasson

Co-Founder & CEO, InfoActive
Trina Chiasson is the co-founder and CEO of Infoactive, a web app that helps people make interactive infographics and data visualizations. She was a 2013-2014 Fellow at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, where she organized and launched Data + Design, an open source e-book... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
JW Marriott Salon A 110 E 2nd St

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