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Brouhaha: Experiments in Strategy & Visualization

Jason Pearson, founder of TRUTHstudio has been a pioneer in using effective information design and data visualization to guide the strategies of public interest organizations (governments, NGO’s, foundations) that promote a sustainable future. He describes all of his work--consulting engagements (e.g., US EPA, Inter-American Development Bank, World Wildlife Fund), research projects (e.g., and independent initiatives (e.g. experimental contributions to a broader, society-wide effort to apply our collective innovation capacity to the social, environmental, and economic challenges of our time. In this presentation, he will share some of these experiments, highlighting lessons learned in his work to visualize complex information in support of strategic analysis and decision-making for the public interest.

Jason Pearson

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• 6:30 - Doors open, networking

• 7ish - Introductions & Announcements

• 7:15  - TRUTHstudio

• 8:30 - Data Drinks @ Rocket Bar!

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  • Jason P.

    For those interested in a PDF of the presentation, including the 10 tips:

    1 · August 21, 2014

    • Michael L.

      Thanks. I thought the presentation was great, and look forward to connecting around strategy-driving visualizations in the near future.

      August 22, 2014

  • lee de c.

    great visualizations on an important subject (but i'd skip the somewhat plodding 10 points so we can focus on the meat of your work!)...

    August 19, 2014

    • Jason P.

      Thanks for this feedback, Lee. Will try a different organization in the future to focus more on the work itself.

      August 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I found the Library challenging as a venue because it was difficult to hear, especially with all the conversations taking place in adjacent spaces. Otherwise, interesting presentation. I actually thought the 10 tips would have been good except I lost track of them when the examples used to illustrate a point took 5-10 minutes and strayed off onto tangent issues.

    August 19, 2014

    • Jason P.

      Very helpful feedback, JR. Thanks.

      August 21, 2014

  • Nevin H.

    Great presentation. I had to go home and pull out my old copy of "Groping in the Dark" by Donella Meadows, John Richardson, and Gerhart Bruckmann on the first decade of global modelling; amazing what we can do today analytically and visually; it's good to know that people like Amory Lovins still exist in DC and can help the government do its job better.

    August 19, 2014

  • Janalyn C.

    ASG in NoMa recruiting for D3.js, Javascript, Drupal, & geo. Contact [masked].

    August 18, 2014

  • Ryan B. H.

    Running late but on the way!

    August 18, 2014

  • Mark S.

    Will be out of town. Sorry to miss this one.

    1 · August 13, 2014

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