Breakout: Elements of Data Visualization and Design

24 Jul 2023
12:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Breakout: Elements of Data Visualization and Design

This session will also be offered on Tuesday at 1:15-3:45 PM.

This session will introduce basic data visualization and design elements based on best practices from current visualization research. Participants will be introduced to a story-based design method that emphasizes the target audience’s information needs to create effective data visualizations. Tools for color, chart selection and accessibility will be presented and participants will gain practice doing a visualization ‘makeover’.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to identify the key steps in creating a data-informed visualization
  • Participants will have increased confidence in choosing the right chart or graphic to effectively display data
  • Participants will be familiar with basic design principles that enhance comprehension and accommodate accessibility needs