With Ángeles Briones, Density Design (IT)
Thu 3 May, 2018, 9:00 – 15:00 Design Factory, Aalto University
Using Data as Evidence: Data Narratives for Advocacy and Visualizing Data with RAWGraphs
Ángeles Briones, Density Design (IT)
Date: Thu 3 May, 2018
Time: 9:00 – 15:00
Venue: Design Factory, Aalto University
Bring: Own laptop with Adobe Illustrator (trial version for 7 days) and OpenRefine (free)
Prerequisite: Basics knowledge in graphic design and data handling
When working with data evidence to support social change, we face a three-part process. We begin with understanding that the evidence we use could create narratives for a specific audience. Secondly, we make sense of the evidence, and thirdly, we take action.
This workshop intends to combine the contextual discussion about data narrative for advocacy with practicing it. During the workshop we will work with data on two fronts:
(1) Using a set of guidelines, we will discuss design narratives regarding data use for advocacy.
(2) We will get hands-on with data and use RAWGraphs to create visual representations for our narratives.
RAWGraphs, created by DensityDesign Research Lab and Calibro (formerly RAW), is a web application that allows you to easily create complex and compelling visualizations while still allowing for modification and fine-tuning afterwards. We will use a vector editor such as Adobe Illustrator to modify our visualizations. This workshop is for people interested in data visualization with basic knowledge in graphic design and data handling. Participants should bring their own laptop with a modern browser and access to Adobe Illustrator. Feel free to bring your own dataset to visualize, and join us on 3 May!
The workshop is taught by Ángeles Briones from DensityDesign. Ángeles will also be giving a talk on this subject at the VK18 conference on 4 May.