Free Webinar: Data Visualization for Advocacy

Data Visualization for Advocacy
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 2 pm Eastern ♦ 90 min.

You have data, now what will you do with it? This webinar will look at ways you can use graphic design and visualization to bring your data to life and to use it to further your advocacy goals. We will look at examples of advocacy campaigns using data visualization and discuss an overview of design principles, the design process, and visual tools for strategic planning. We will share sample graphics commissioned by the Gates Foundation and discuss resources for inspiration, tools, and further exploration. This session is designed to build on a workshop offered at the November State Library Capacity Meeting in Seattle, but is open to anyone in public libraries who is interested in learning more about how to visually use data to help tell a compelling story.

John Emerson is a graphic designer, writer, and programmer based in New York City. He has designed web sites, printed materials, graphics and maps for leading media companies as well as local and international non-profit organizations. His writing about graphic design has been published in Communication Arts and PRINT, featured in Metropolis Magazine, HOW, and The Wall Street Journal, and translated into Italian by the Italian Association of Graphic Designers. Since 2002, he has published Social Design Notes, a weblog of writings and clippings on design and activism

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