Join us for the first event of the season on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 for a discussion about “big data” with Amanda Shendruk, founder of Aesthetic Intelligence and a leading expert in data visualization.
In an age of “big data” and “information overload”, the ability to use compelling graphics to accurately represent complicated concepts is increasingly valuable. When well executed, easily digestible visuals can provide at-a-glance comprehension while revealing significant connections and relationships. And, they can be fun!
Using examples primarily from the journalism industry, we will explore some of the considerations that go into making an effective infographic, learn how to avoid visual lies with data, and learn how to balance aesthetics (and Lady Gaga references) with practicality. Amanda believes data is a driving force to decision-making and it should reflect visual creativity to improve understanding and clarity.
When: Wednesday November 21, 2012
Where: The Black Tomato, 11 George St. (directions)
5:30 – Doors open
6 – 6:30 – Introduction and food order
6:30 – 7 – Speaker presentation
7 – 7:20 – Q’s & A’s
7:20 – 7:30 – Closing remarks and announcements
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