Randy Krum: What is Good DataViz Design?

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Description: Clicking the chart button isn’t enough. Good DataViz Design means going beyond the charting templates and designing visualizations that reveal insights and tell stories to your audience. Data visualizations are used in dashboards, websites, mobile applications, presentations, reports, infographics and more. There are hundreds of ways to visualize data, and once you have chosen an appropriate visualization style for your data, you should customize the design to make sure your audience quickly and easily understands your message. You need your own data visualization toolbox of applications and websites to create different kinds of visualizations, and all of your dataviz designs will benefit from these core principles of Good DataViz Design:

• Communicate a key message
• Avoid false visualizations
• Make your insight memorable with the Picture Superiority Effect
• Use pre-attentive attributes to focus your audience’s attention
• Reduce visual noise and clutter
• Build your credibility with data transparency

Bio: Randy Krum is a data visualization designer, author of the book "Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design," Founder and President of InfoNewt (a data visualization design firm), Organizer of the DFW Data Visualization Meetup group, instructor of Data Visualization Design at Southern Methodist University, and runs the popular website https://coolinfographics.com. Randy speaks at conferences, universities, corporate events, and government agencies about communicating with data, data visualization design, visual content marketing, infographics design & promotion, and the effective use of visual communication. More info at https://randykrum.com

Cool Infographics book: https://coolinfographics.com/book (download a FREE sample chapter)
InfoNewt: http://infonewt.com/

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Note that our November Meetup will begin networking and refreshments at 6:00 pm while this December Meetup will begin at 6:30 pm.