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 journalist-developers at the intersection of graphics and news applications. @darlacameron

  • Anna Flagg is a data journalist for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. In addition to The Marshall Project, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, Al Jazeera, CityLab, Fusion and OpenSecrets.org. She's spoken at Malofiej, Visualized, TEI and Haptics Symposium, and co-taught a course on multimedia journalism for the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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