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Data Psychology

Do good data visualizations lead us into foregone conclusions?  Data Viz is about communication, but there is so much data can say that to communicate all of it would overwhelm us.  We know final viz products are a reflection of the scientist's and artist's point of view, so we have invited Emily Chow, graphics editor at the Washington Post, and Bryan Connor, co-founder at Infusd, to give us their take on how they consider their audience in their work.

Data Community DC in general is looking to gather data about itself in an effort to better understand our members and attendees.  Our last event, Data Shamrock, was one such approach using data you contribute.  For Data Psychology we are introducing a unique approach to surveys

We are excited to have NClud host the event, they have a great aesthetic downtown space that facilitates networking as well as presentations, and as with all Data Community DC events we cap the night with Data Drinks.


  • 6:30pm -- Networking and Refreshments
  • 7:10pm -- Introduction & Announcements
  • 7:25pm -- Presentation #1
  • 7:50pm -- Readjust & Announcements
  • 8:00pm -- Presentation #2
  • 8:25pm -- Q&A - Discussion
  • 8:35pm -- Data Drinks - Irish Whiskey


Emily Chow is a graphics editor at the Washington Post.  Her work primarily involves designing and coding data-driven information graphics, and includes: "How long will we live — and how well?" and "On official business: A look at Secretary of State travel".  Emily has also had the pleasure of supporting the creation of DC Action for Children's first interactive data tool, and continues to explore different ways to make an impact with data, design, and coding.  In her spare time, you'll find her dabbling in R, stumbling in Python and finding new recipes for her slow cooker.

Bryan Connor is the Co-founder and design man at Infusd, Editor of, Professor at MICA in Baltimore, and Freelance UX / Data Visualization Designer at home.  Infusd collects your professional legacy in one place by helping professionals showcase their best ideas and achievements from around the web. Our mission is to empower professionals with creative tools for publishing, presenting and sharing their life’s work on the web.

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