Catherine D’Ignazio’s Workshop: Creative Data Storytelling 101 – 2/17/17

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Catherine D’Ignazio’s Workshop: Creative Data Storytelling 101 – 2/17/17

February 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Looking for creative ways to present data, empower communities, and make your case? Data storytelling connects numbers and analysis to people in evocative, meaningful ways. In this four-hour workshop you will learn the basics of data analysis and visualization using a range of methods and engaging in creative, hands-on activities. These include:

– Creative examples: What do artists and humanists do with data?

– Data visualization: How to critique an infographic.

– Data sourcing: The winding path to the numbers you need.

– Quantitative text analysis: Finding stories by counting words.

– Spreadsheet analysis: Columns are the beginning of questions.

– Network analysis: Connections are data, too.

In the process, you will learn to use four online data storytelling tools and engage in critical data literacy activities that you can adapt and use in your own classroom or workplace to teach others about data storytelling. No prior experience is necessary and people from creative, non-quantitative backgrounds are welcome.

Registration is required

Workshop is on the University of Iowa campus, in 474 Van Allen Hall (TILE classroom)


February 17, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Digital Bridges Leadership Team


474 Van Allen Hall (TILE classroom)