Which chart should I use, and why? Information design for the human brain! (Design Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Darla Cameron of The Texas Tribune; Anna Flagg of The Marshall Project
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Grand Ballroom II
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

We'll explore how research into the ways people estimate numbers will change how you think about choosing charts to tell your stories. And, no, it doesn't mean everything is a bar chart.We'll also discuss your problem charts and brainstorm improvements.  Bring ideas for hard-to-visualize concepts and data.

Speaker Bios

  • Darla Cameron is the data visuals editor at The Texas Tribune in Austin, where she leads a team of developers at the intersection of graphics and news applications. Previously, she was a graphics editor at The Washington Post. She began her career in Florida at the Tampa Bay Times after completing a fellowship at the Poynter Institute. Darla is a Colorado native with a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. 

  • Anna Flagg is The Marshall Project's senior data reporter, covering criminal justice topics including immigration, crime, race, policing and incarceration. Her work has been recognized by the Global Editors Network’s Data Journalism Awards, the Society of News Design, and the Information is Beautiful Awards, and she was a finalist for a 2019 Deadline Club Award. @annaflagg

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