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A Data Viz Makeover: Approaches for Improving your Visualizations

A joint presentation made at the 2015 USAID Global Health Mini University, introducing key data visualization concepts and setting the stage for two interactive activities on storyboarding for data visualizations and visual best practices for graph and chart design.

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A Data Viz Makeover: Approaches for Improving your Visualizations

  1. 1. 2 MARCH 2015 A DATA VIZ MAKEOVER APPROACHES FOR IMPROVING DATA VISUALIZATION GLOBAL HEALTH MINI UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. WHO WE ARE Simon Hiltebeitel URC Erica Nybro DHS Program Libby Skolnik CCP Amanda Makulec JSI Sid Deka CCP
  3. 3. HOW WE CONSUME INFORMATION HAS CHANGED
  4. 4. HOW WE CONSUME INFORMATION 1.When was the last time you settled into a chair in your office to read through a long, printed report? 2.When was the last time you clicked through a link to an infographic in your email to find out about results?
  5. 5. OUR ATTENTION SPAN IS SHRINKING Humans 8 seconds Goldfish 9 seconds<
  6. 6. THE VOLUME OF INFORMATION GROWS “As a global community, we write and post some 3.6 trillion words to the internet every day— that’s roughly equal to the contents of the entire Library of Congress.” Clive Thompson, Wired Clive Thompson Wired Magazine
  7. 7. VISUALIZATION TO MAKE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE TELL A STORY AMPLIFY YOUR REACH WHY
  8. 8. VISUALIZATION TO PROMOTE DATA USE WHY
  9. 9. TELLING YOUR DATA STORY
  10. 10. THE VISUALIZATION PROCESS IDENTIFY YOUR AUDIENCE & CONTEXT FIND THE STORY IN YOUR DATA BUILD YOUR VISUALIZATION DISSEMINATE, SHARE & USE
  11. 11. IDENTIFY YOUR AUDIENCE AND CONTEXT AUDIENCE WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO REACH?
  12. 12. FIND THE STORY IN YOUR DATA DATA WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU HAVE TO SHARE?
  13. 13. BUILD YOUR VISUALIZATION CREATE HOW DO YOU WANT TO ILLUSTRATE YOUR DATA STORY?
  14. 14. TODAY’S ACTIVITY
  15. 15. WHAT WE’VE GIVEN YOU A fact sheet with data & story points
  16. 16. 1 2 YOUR CHOICE OF ACTIVITIES Want to learn about visual best practices for making charts and graphs? Want to learn about how to use storyboarding approaches to design data viz with a team?
  17. 17. GROUP 1 1 Want to learn about visual best practices for making charts and graphs?
  18. 18. GROUP 2 2 Want to learn about how to use storyboarding approaches to design data viz with a team?
  19. 19. DataVizHub.co Questions, ideas, or want to share your great examples? Talk to us! You’ve got our contact details on your handout. CONNECT

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A joint presentation made at the 2015 USAID Global Health Mini University, introducing key data visualization concepts and setting the stage for two interactive activities on storyboarding for data visualizations and visual best practices for graph and chart design.

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