How charts lie with Alberto Cairo - sponsored by Dashboard Vision & UX Studio

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The language of this meetup will be English.

18:00 Doors open, pizza & drinks
18:30 Talks

⏰ 18.30
👩‍🦰 Marya Kaska (Dashboard Vision)
👉 Brain-friendly design
How do you design graphs that users not only understand, but also enjoy interacting with? Marya and Olja will take you through an exciting journey of translating business needs into informative and interactive visuals. Making it brain-friendly - it’s a team effort!

⏰ 18.45
🤩 Alberto Cairo
👉 How Charts Lie
We've all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don't understand what we're looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous and easier to share than ever. While such visualizations can better inform us, they can also deceive
by displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns, or simply misinform us by being poorly designed, such as the confusing "eye of the storm" maps shown on TV every hurricane season.
Many of us are ill equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate visuals to promote their own agendas. Public conversations are increasingly driven by numbers, and to make sense of them we must be able to decode and use visual information. By examining contemporary examples ranging from election-result infographics to global GDP maps and box-office record charts, How Charts Lie teaches us how to do just that.

📊 Renown as an award-winning visualization expert and as a professor, author, journalist, and designer, Alberto Cairo serves as the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami (UM). Alberto has a keen ability to explain in clear terms how to work with data, discover the stories hidden within, and share those stories with the world. When Alberto is not in the classroom helping his students explore and understand data, he’s busy authoring books, such as How Charts Lie which will be coming out in October 2019. He also consults with companies and educational institutions in more than 20 countries. You can learn more about Alberto at

⏰ 20.00
😎 Dan Jecan (UX Researcher @ UX Studio)
👉 Engaging Users Through Data Storytelling
While visualizations can make data easier to understand and more appealing, it’s often not enough to make the insights stick or to trigger a response. Let’s find out how data storytelling can be used to grab users’ attention and take them on a discovery journey, with an emotional end. After all, who doesn’t like a good (data) story?

20:15 Networking
21:00 End of Meetup