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With Jon Schwabish (Author, Better Data Visualizations).
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 07:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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The data visualization meetups from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, DC, & New York are joining together to offer occasional joint programs. This is the first of these which Dallas is hosting. Therefore, the registration process & the time might differ from the usual.

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Abstract: Every organization that produces data visualizations to communicate their research should create a data visualization style guide. A data visualization style guide does for graphs what the Chicago Manual of Style does for English grammar. It defines the components of a graph & their proper, consistent use. Like a writing style guide, a comprehensive data visualization style guide breaks down the parts of graphs, charts, & tables to demonstrate best practices & strategies to design & style your charts. Elements like font & color, the widths of lines & style gridlines, & the use of tick marks are all choices that determine whether a graph is clear, engaging, & consistentor whether it isnt. Ill argue why a data visualization style guide is useful, what a style guide should include, & steps you can follow to develop a style guide.

There will be a signed book giveaway at the end of the event (shipping to US only).

Bio: Dr. Jonathan Schwabish is an economist, writer, teacher, & creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. He is considered a leading voice for clarity & accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. His new latest book, Better Data Visualizations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, & Wonks details essential strategies to create more effective data visualizations. He is on Twitter @jschwabish.

Step 1 - RSVP here on Meetup to see the Online Event link.
Step 2 - Click the Online Event Link now to register for the Zoom webinar. You will get an email from Zoom with the link to connect.

SCHEDULE: (Central time)
6:00 - Group Announcements
6:15 - Why Your Organization Needs a Data Visualization Style Guide - Jon Schwabish
7:00 - Q&A
7:30 - Signed book giveaway

Although Jon has spoken to our group recently, this will be an entirely different presentation.

Any company that wishes to contribute to the cost of the Zoom webinar will have their product or service mentioned in the introduction. Let me know if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Richard Brath discussed text visualization at our March event. The link to the recording of his presentation is

I previously announced that our April meeting would be Meet Our Members. That session has been postponed to May. There is still time to send me a few sentences if you would like to speak.


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