Upcoming Event: Data Visualization Workshop

When: July 23, 2015, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, refreshments will be served.
Where: Emerson College’s Tufte Performance and Production Center, Room 1014, 10 Boylston Place, Boston, MA 02116

Sign up here.

Do you ever wonder how you could use your polls to tell a better story or reach a broader audience?  Ever feel frustrated by limitations of basic cross-tab tables and bar charts?  If so then this workshop is for you!

Join NEAAPOR (The New England Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research) for a half day, hands-on workshop with award winning, interactive designer, Nick Harbaugh.  This workshop will include both a large group seminar and small group data visualization exercises, all with a specific focus on the opportunities and challenges of visualizing survey data.

You will leave the workshop understanding:

  • What data visualization is and the various approaches to telling a visual story with data.
  • The different types and techniques of data visualization including static and interactive approaches.
  • How you can enhance visualizations with imagery, voices and storytelling elements.
  • How you can complement your existing survey products and services with data visualization.
  • How you find, engage, and collaborate with a contractor when in-house expertise isn’t available.

Participants will also have the opportunity to work with Nick in small groups to take on different data visualization challenges with a sample dataset. The goal of the exercise will be to brainstorm an effective and creative way to visualize the dataset in order to best convey a sense of understanding to your audience.

The workshop will focus on data visualization concepts that can be applied to a range of topics, types of survey data, and applied using a variety of data visualization software packages from Excel to Adobe Illustrator to Tableau.

Nick Harbaugh is an award winning freelance interactive designer and developer living in Austin, TX. He holds an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Miami and previously worked at both The Associated Press and The New York Times. Examples of his work can be found at: www.nickharbaugh.com.

Please RSVP and register here. Space is limited!

Cost: $20 NEAAPOR members, $55 non-members*. Refreshments will be served.

Sorry, no refunds – but you can send someone in your place!

*If you are not currently a NEAAPOR member but want to sign up now, please register as a member and contact NEAAPOR Associate Programming Chair and Membership Coordinator, Malaena Taylor, at malaena.taylor@uconn.edu to join.

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