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This group is a place to share experiences with data visualization. Come talk about the software tools you use and the interactive graphics that inspire you.

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Upcoming events (2)

How to Show Ordinary Data in Extraordinary Ways

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Our May Global DataViz Meetup event will be hosted by the New York Visualization group, and feature Robert Kosara!

Abstract:
Data can be represented in many different ways. We often tend to err on the side of simplicity and utilitarianism, ignoring the vast space of possible encodings and, yes, embellishments. Thinking outside the box can help your audience understand what you're trying to convey, and help you make a clearer and stronger point. In this talk, I will survey a range of recent visualizations and charts that show the gamut of what is possible. I will also talk about the need for a clearer understanding of how visual encodings work, to avoid some of the common mistakes people make when they go overboard with complex charts. All of this will help us show data, no matter how ordinary, in extraordinary ways.

Bio:
Robert Kosara is Data Visualization Developer at Observable, where he helps build a new way of collaborating around data. Before that, he was a researcher at Tableau Software and prior to that, a professor at UNC Charlotte. His research spans many areas of visualization, including collaboration and communication, storytelling, visual perception, and specific techniques such as ISOTYPE, connected scatterplots, and pie charts. He can easily be found on Twitter and his personal website, eagereyes.org.

YOU MUST REGISTER TO GET THE EVENT LINK!
Step 1 - RSVP here on Meetup to see the Online Event link.
Step 2 - Click the Online Event link to go to the Zoom Webinar Registration page. (Don't believe the Meetup popup that says "Join the Event" when you click the link. You're just registering)

Do it now... you're not fully registered for the event until you've completed both steps. Zoom will send you the link to join to the event.

Curiouser and curiouser: 70 Very Different Visualizations of Alice in Wonderland

Our June online event will feature a talk from Researcher and Visualization Designer Richard Brath!

DESCRIPTION: Don't get stuck on WordClouds. Alice in Wonderland is a wildly popular book and many people have created very different visualizations. As visualization practitioners, we can learn a lot with a bit of curiosity into the many possible ways that people have visualized Wonderland, whether researchers, artists or student assignments. With so many visualization possibilities, Alice might be inclined to ask: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" to which I'll provide many possibilities and a few pointers.

Hosted by the Dallas-Fort Worth DataViz Meetup Group, this global event is being shared with multiple DataViz Meetup groups around the globe.

REGISTRATION:
Step 1 - RSVP here on Meetup to see the Online Event link.
Step 2 - Click the Online Event link to get to the Zoom Registration page, and complete the Zoom Registration.
(Don't believe the Meetup popup that says "Join the Event" when you click the link. You're just going the registration link.)

Do it now... you're not fully registered for the event until you've completed the Zoom registration. Zoom will send you the link to connect to the event.

SCHEDULE: (Central time)
4:00 - Group Announcements
4:15 - Curiouser and curiouser: 70 Very Different Visualizations of Alice in Wonderland - Richard Brath
5:00 - Q&A

SPONSOR: I want to thank Foodtruck for helping sponsor this event. Foodtruck provides useful and re-usable charts created from free, open datasets that you are free to explore and use in your work. Learn more at https://foodtruck.ai

SPEAKER: Richard Brath is a long time visualization designer and researcher working at Uncharted Software Inc., where his visualizations are in use by hundreds of thousands of users every day. He has authored two books on data visualization:
Graph Analysis and Visualization (together with David Jonker, Wiley 2015) https://amzn.to/3sEkL8N
Visualizing with Text (AK Peters, 2021) https://amzn.to/3Nged82

Find more info at https://richardbrath.wordpress.com/

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