As we become increasingly reliant on data to drive decisions, it is more important than ever to take a careful and considered approach to how we communicate that data.
As organizations increasingly recognize the importance of data communication and visual design, it is becoming more important to take a more empathy- and respect-based approach. This means considering not only the words used in reports and platforms, but also the visuals used to present data.
The words and imagery we use has a significant impact on how our audiences perceive and interpret what we are trying to communicate. That's why, visuals should be chosen carefully in order to create an understanding and connection with those who view the data.
In this Advancing Equity in Visualizations - 2.5-hour live and interactive virtual workshop, I will cover the basics of "good" visualization, how it creates an impact and what makes those visuals equitable. We will also examine examples of visuals that went wrong!
Here is a general flow of the workshop:
1. What do the words "IDEA-led visualizations" means?
2. Why do we need to design equitable visualization? Exploring this via bad designs we have.
3. How does biases creep into data and visuals?
4. How do we build purpose in our visuals?
5. What are some fundamentals of designing visualizations?
6. 8-point guide to making visuals equitable.
7. How can we apply racial equity lens on visualizations?
8. What can you do now? Both as an individual and in your team.
Join us for a foundational-level course on the topic. You don't need any specific knowledge or skills to participate, just a willingness to learn.
Dates for the workshop are added on a rolling basis. Every workshop occurs in the window of 2-3:30 pm ET/1-3:30 CT/11-1:30 PT.
Want to join as a group?
Send me an email for group discount + flexible dates @[email protected]
Check out the workshop page on Advancing Equitable Data Collection (find it here).
Interested to join there as well?