data viz + storytelling

DATA VISUALIZATION, LITERACY,
+ STORYTELLING

From Data to Story:
What the Data Says and How to Communicate it

Thurs, Oct 17 | GSU Buckhead Campus, Tower Place 200 | 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Registration in Lobby | Breakfast in 1201 | Workshop in Room #1216

OVERVIEW

As data scientists, we know the value is not in the data, but in the creation of information.  We develop deep understandings of the data in our care and, at times, it can be difficult to convey our work to various stakeholder groups.  Issues may remain unidentified or opportunities lost because the target audience simply did not understand “what the data were saying.”  This can happen at multiple places in the process of data to decision and may be accompanied by additional requests for analyses.  The result can be an impressive portfolio of analyses but little information.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This workshop is for data scientists, aspiring data scientists, and anyone who works with data scientists.

This workshop will be useful if you want to:

  • Increase the efficacy of communication surrounding use of data.
  • Understand how power and politics can affect data.
  • Choose the right visualization for your data.
  • Learn when and how to tell a data story.
  • Expand your approach to presentations.
  • Recognize and manage differences in data literacy in audiences.
  • Examine the role of data in the decision-making process.
  • Curate your analyses for maximum impact.

"One of the fatal mistakes that almost every science-fiction film makes is that they spend so much time on the settings...what they are doing is showing off the amount of work that they generated and it slows the pace of the film.
The story is not the setting -- the story is the story’s plot."

– George Lucas

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WENDY KALLINA, PHD

FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF DATA VISUALIZATION, AGNES SCOTT COLLEGE

bio coming soon

AGENDA

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

REGISTRATION + BREAKFAST

MORNING SESSION

Coffee Break Included in Each Session

  • COMING SOON

LUNCH + NETWORKING

AFTERNOON SESSION

Coffee Break Included in Each Session

  • COMING SOON