June 29, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami. He is the author of The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization'" (2012) and "The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication" (2016). In addition to the workshop Cairo will be initiating his lecture series tour titled VISUAL TRUMPERY at ISU.
Data visualization—the use of graphs, charts, maps and infographics to explore data and communicate it to audiences—is quickly becoming mainstream thanks to the amount and variety of powerful analytics tools. However, this rise in popularity has not been accompanied by an increasing awareness of the principles and rules that should guide visualization design. This workshop covers elementary and advanced principles of visualization for exploration and communication, a discussion about tools, and strategies to choose the most appropriate graphic forms to encode data and to build narratives based on them.
Participants are encouraged to send samples of their own work to the instructor at least three weeks before the course. Alberto Cairo will try to incorporate them as exercises or as examples to illustrate the main points in the course. In some cases, he will redesign them or give you feedback on how to improve them.
This workshop is appropriate for all audience levels.
This workshop is about visual thinking and planning, although several software packages will be mentioned.
Online registration for the workshop is no longer available.
The lecture scheduled for June 28 has been cancelled due to travel delays.
The workshop scheduled for June 29 will proceed as planned.
How to fight against fake data, fake facts, and fake visualizations from the left and the right
If you have questions about the lecture, workshop, or registration, please contact Judy Thomas (515-294-1866, firstname.lastname@example.org).