In March, I was invited to speak about data journalism, information graphics, and data visualization at a conference for the student-led Gnovis Journal at Georgetown University. I was very enjoyable experience to talk with a variety of journalism, marketing, and tech grad students about data analysis and graphics from a design perspective. It reminded me of working with my interns at Ball State, which I very much miss!
My presentation focused on the design process from data to final graphic, with several examples of work I’ve created for Pew Research Center. We covered finding patterns in numbers, asking questions of data to find the story and stats basics like causation/correlation.
Here are my slides from the presentation with some notes for each. It was a lovely time hanging out with the Gnovis Journal students for their conference.