Why Data Viz Needs a Style Guide

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*****About the Talk*****

What makes a style guide effective? Why are they useful? How style guides apply to data visualization? This talk outlines the differences between a style guide and a template, and why organizations should have both. I will share insights into the goals, tone and creation process of a style guide for data visualization, using both the Sunlight Foundation and CFPB style guides as case studies.

*****About the Speaker*****

Amy Cesal is a graphic designer specializing in data visualization. She’s currently a User Experience contractor for the Veterans Administration. Previously, Amy worked for the federal government as a Technology and Innovation Fellow at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and at the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation. Amy also holds a master’s degree in Information Visualization from the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a 2017 Information is Beautiful rising star.

twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyCesal
website: https://www.amycesal.com

*****Other Notes*****

Mingling and snacks at 6:00; Talk will begin at 6:30.

We will be meeting in the Vault conference room in the basement of 33 North LaSalle. Thank you to Lumere for graciously hosting this event (and providing drinks and noms).

Looking forward to seeing you there!

And as always, if you are interested in giving a talk or being involved in the organization of the Chicago Data Viz Community meetup in some way, reach out! :)