Jan 20, 2016
6:30pm - 8:00pm    |    Vanderbilt Hall - Smart Classroom 214, 40 Washington Square South, New York City

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About the workshop

Data can become evidence, make patterns visible, and help us visualize change. It can even surprise you by revealing new perspectives or previously unknown situations. New technologies have unlocked a world of high quality, freely accessible data on the web — and made it easy to create collaborative data sets of your own. This workshop will look at examples of how data visualization can be used for advocacy work, and how to use visualization to make your message clear, compelling, and engaging. Participants will learn tips for creating powerful presentations and about design techniques that can be used to visualize situations and help plan tactics and strategy.

This is an introductory session and does not require previous graphics or data experience. Attendees are invited to peruse the booklet “Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design,” downloadable at http://backspace.com/infodesign.pdf.

About the speaker

John Emerson is a Research Scholar with CHRGJ, focusing on the use of data-visualization tools for human rights advocacy. He is an activist, graphic designer, writer, and programmer based in New York City. He has designed web sites, printed materials and motion graphics for leading media companies as well as for local and international non-profit organizations including Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Watch, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the United Nations. His writing about graphic design has been published in Communication Arts and PRINT, featured in Metropolis, HOW, and The Wall Street Journal. Since 2002, he has published Social Design Notes, a weblog of writings and clippings on design and activism at http://backspace.com. Follow John on Twitter at @backspace.

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