Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel: Recent Advances in Visual Presentation of Big Data to Guide Policy
(Tools of Analysis: Methods, Data, Informatics and Research Design)

Friday, November 13, 2015: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Brickell South (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Jonathan Schwabish, PolicyViz
Panel Chairs:  Jonathan Schwabish, PolicyViz
Discussants:  Adam Coyne, Mathematica Policy Research

The Importance of Data Visualization
Jonathan Schwabish, PolicyViz

Getting from Data Visualization Theory to Practice
Adam Coyne, Mathematica Policy Research

Research Translation and Simplicity in Practice
Sarah Sattelmeyer, The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Truth in the Graphic
Alberto Cairo, University of Miami

Once upon a time, a picture was worth a thousand words. But with online news, blogs, and social media, a good picture can now be worth so much more. Researchers, practitioners, and teachers who want to disseminate their research, both inside and outside the seminar room, should invest some time in thinking about how to construct compelling and effective graphics. In this session, we will explore ways to better visualize your data with on-the-ground experiences and communication strategies. APPAM is the only social science conference that emphasizes the importance of data visualization by including a session on data visualization for each of the last two years.