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

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Nathaniel Lash of The Philadelphia Inquirer; Casey Miller of Los Angeles Times; Ashlyn Still of Reuters; Jasmine Lee of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 7 at 10:15am
  • Location: Salon A&B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

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

  • Nathaniel is a reporter on the Philadelphia Inquirer investigations team who writes code to better understand how government agencies and those in power operate. @nat_lash

  • Jasmine Lee is a graphics editor at The New York Times and a graduate of the Studio 20 master's program at New York University.

  • Casey is a data and visual journalist working on the Data Desk at the Los Angeles Times. In the past she has helped create visual and data driven graphics and narratives at Mapbox, Vox Media, and The Wall Street Journal. Casey is also a proud graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Ashlyn Still writes code on the graphics team at Reuters. Previously, she was a news app developer on the data team at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She's an alumna of UNC-Chapel Hill and Reese News Lab. @ashlynstill

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