MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Data Visualization Done Differently

Jonathan Schwabish, Senior Research Associate at Urban Institute

Jan/26 Thu 01:00PM-02:30PM E51-325

Enrollment: Limited: First come, first served (no advance sign-up)

The data visualization field combines data analysis, graphic design, journalism, and statistics and aims to help analysts in a variety of fields provide their audience with greater insights into their research or products. In this presentation, I lay the groundwork for how to use data visualization to more effectively communicate. This presentation will demonstrate different types of visualizations and their uses, as well as how to avoid creating graphics that result in ineffective and inaccurate perceptions of data. These guidelines will prepare you to create clearer, more accurate, and more visually appealing graphics.

Sponsor(s): Economics
Contact: Beata Shuster, E52-439A, 617 253-8883, BSHUSTER@MIT.EDU