Getting from Data Visualization Theory to Practice
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
Specific aspects of the presentation will include an overview of trends in the research and policy communications fields as they shift to shorter and simpler modes of communication. I will discuss how to build this capability within an organization, and focus on the challenge of translating complex research into simple graphics without losing meaning and nuance. As an organization dedicated to rigor and objectivity, it can be difficult to develop graphics that accurately reflect the research but also capture the right feel and tone. I will share how to develop an organizational process that facilitates researchers and designers working together effectively. Finally, I will talk about the importance of demonstrating the value of data visualization tools and how to change hearts and minds within an organization and with the audiences it’s trying to reach and influence.