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 The Washington Post; 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 and Graphics team 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.

  • Ashlyn Still is a graphics reporter at The Washington Post focusing on politics and election results graphics. Prior to joining The Post, she worked as a graphics developer at Reuters and a news applications developer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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