• Presenting Data Science Results to Stakeholders

    Bostock Library

    [As part of the preparation for this year's ASA DataFest competition at Duke (https://www2.stat.duke.edu/datafest/), we will be hosting a short workshop on how to develop a compelling presentation of data science results for stakeholders. The DataFest competition has very specific limitations to the final presentations, but hopefully the tips discussed in this workshop will apply to a variety of reporting and presentation contexts. This workshop is free and open to the public.] Communicating with stakeholders is a core process in any data science project. For most projects, stakeholder communication happens regularly to ensure that the analysis and outputs are structured to meet stakeholder needs. For some groups of stakeholders, however, the only ability to interact will be in a final presentation. This presentation will focus on strategies for developing a short presentation that summarizes a data science project, including: identifying a compelling story in the analysis; leading with the key takeaways; and presenting results simply, effectively, and visually. NOTE: This is not a hands-on workshop. No computers are required. The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop. This workshop will have a live stream available from https://library.capture.duke.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=905f10ed-fb3a-4f78-82b4-aa1100f64476 If you will be attending in person, please register at: https://duke.libcal.com/event/5184110

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  • NCSU Sonification Talk, Hunt Library Tour

    James B. Hunt Jr. Library

    Come on a field trip to NCSU's beautiful James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the morning of Friday, February 22! The NCSU Libraries are hosting a Coffee & Viz presentation that morning, and following the presentation they will take TVG members on a tour of the many wonderful visualization spaces throughout the library. The Coffee & Viz presentation is entitled, "Seeing with Your Ears: Exploring Data with Musical Sound." The talk focuses on sonification, which has relevance for improving the accessibility of data representations. Refreshments will be offered at 9:15am, and the talk will start at 9:30am. https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/coffee-viz-seeing-your-ears-exploring-data-musical-sound NCSU's Hunt Library is not just an architectural masterpiece. It also has an array of visualization spaces designed for many purposes, from tiled display walls to immersive projection rooms. You won't want to miss this opportunity for a tour of the spaces! There is visitor parking just across the street from Hunt Library in the Poulton Paylot. Directions to Hunt: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/directions/hunt Parking information: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/parking The talk will be held in the Teaching and Visualization Lab inside the library, which is on the 4th floor (room 4505) near the top of a wide yellow staircase. Teaching and Visualization Lab: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/spaces/teaching-and-visualization-lab If you have any questions, TVG organizer Laura Tateosian will be attending and able to help. Make sure you RSVP so we can make plans for the tour!

  • IEEE VIS Recap and Social Time

    Kitware

    We'll be getting together on November 13 to hear thoughts and experiences from the IEEE VIS 2018 conference (http://ieeevis.org) in Berlin. IEEE VIS is a series of concurrent conferences and events all centered on visualization, and even when you go it's impossible to see everything that's new in visualization. With the conference so far away this year, we're lucky to have (at least) two members who are willing to share the newest work and their reactions. David Borland (RENCI) and David Gotz (UNC-CH) will present, though anyone else attending IEEE VIS is more than welcome to join the panel! Thanks so much to Kitware (https://www.kitware.com/) for hosting us in their Carrboro offices and for providing pizza! We'll start and end with a bit of social time, so come out and get to know your fellow Triangle visualizers! This meetup will also use a Google Hangout (https://meet.google.com/fof-ndnd-jqw) to allow virtual participation. There is no need to RSVP if you will attend virtually - the RSVPs are limited to the size of the room.

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  • Visual Trumpery at UNC

    UNC-Chapel Hill Carroll Hall

    The UNC stop on Alberto Cairo's "Visual Trumpery" lecture tour will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5:30 p.m. in 33 Carroll Hall. Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami. He previously taught visual communication at the MJ-school. He is also the author of three books, including "The Visual Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization." Learn more about the event at http://visualtrumperytour.wordpress.com. This is a public lecture open to everyone. Note: Alberto will present at Duke the day before, if that location or date is more convenient. http://meetu.ps/e/FKfSj/85LVR/d

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  • Visual Trumpery at Duke

    Duke University

    Visual Trumpery is a lecture tour by Alberto Cairo that will take place between the Fall of 2017 and the end of 2018. The English word "trumpery" means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. For more info, visit https://visualtrumperytour.wordpress.com/. This is a public lecture open to everyone. Duke's campus can be a tricky place to park, though, so we recommend arriving as early as possible to allow for parking and walking. Visitor parking locations are available at: http://maps.duke.edu/map/?id=21#!ce/186?ct/187 Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami. He has authored books on data visualization, including The Functional Art and The Truthful Art. He will visit Duke's campus on Wednesday, September 5. On Thursday, September 6, he will visit UNC Chapel Hill. http://meetu.ps/e/FKfYJ/85LVR/d

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  • Visual Trumpery at NCSU

    Duke Energy Hall, 2nd Floor, Hunt Library at NCSU Centennial Campus

    Visual Trumpery - A Talk by Alberto Cairo Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami and author of The Functional Art and The Truthful Art, brings his Visual Trumpery lecture tour to the NCSU Libraries. The very title of this talk, Visual Trumpery, is an example of its content. It is intended to trigger your ideological defenses and trick you into believing what is not so. The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. Cairo will use these examples to equip you with a solid understanding of “graphicacy,” the term he uses to refer to visual literacy, as he believes a literate, numerate, and graphicate citizenry is the best antidote for a world where trumpery runs rampant. Following the talk, Cairo will sign copies of his book The Truthful Art which will be available for on-site purchase from the NC State Bookstores. Complimentary coffee and light refreshments will be availble from local sweet shop Anisette. This event is free and open to the public. Registrants on Eventbrite (link below) will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a personal copy of Cairo's The Truthful Art. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-viz-after-hours-special-guest-alberto-cairo-tickets-48130228810

  • Digital Health Innovation Sprint

    American Underground

    I wanted to alert everyone to the UNC Health Care and AARP Digital Health Innovation Sprint at American Underground in Durham, in case anyone is interested: The sprint is a four part series aimed at finding solutions to medication adherence. Teams will have from March 2 until May 11 to develop solutions which will be presented in front of judges and investors. Below is a snapshot of the planned events and a link to the event's website. DISCOVERY DAY Thursday March 2, 5:30-8:30pm This half-day workshop will bring together Triangle clinicians, administrators, entrepreneurs, patients and caregivers to explore the challenge of Medication Adherence and showcase existing and potential technology solutions. DEFINE DAY Friday March 24, 5:30-8:30pm During this evening session, participants will form multidisciplinary teams and begin the ideation process. DESIGN DAY Saturday March 25, 9am to 4pm During this full-day hackathon, teams will participate in design thinking exercises to stimulate the solution design process, gain practical support and guidance from industry mentors, and develop a pitch to be presented to a panel of judges at the end of the day. Access to the latest software APIs and digital health hardware technologies will be provided. Four teams will be shortlisted to pitch on Demo Day. DEMO DAY Thursday May 11, 5:30-8:30pm Prior to Demo Day, teams will be mentored for 7 weeks as they build out their solution. Each team will then demo their proposed solution to a panel of judges. Pitches will be evaluated across a range of criteria, including technical feasibility, impact of solution, customer experience, and commercial viability. More information and registration can be found at: https://www.unchealthcare.org/research-innovatio... (https://www.unchealthcare.org/research-innovation/digital-health-innovation-sprint/)­

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  • Accessibility in Data Visualization

    SAS Institute

    ** PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU MUST CONTACT OUR HOST RAJIV RAMARAJAN DIRECTLY TO REGISTER WITH SAS [masked] ** Our next meetup will be hosted by Rajiv Ramarajan at SAS: Speaker: Ed Summers, Distinguished Technical Leader - Accessibility, SAS Ed will talk about accessibility in data visualization, and showcase work on sonification of data in a new product SAS Graphics Accelerator (http://support.sas.com/software/products/graphics-accelerator/) When you come in for the event, check in with security at the SAS Main gate and drive to Building R. Someone will meet you at the entrance or lobby of the building. Here are some useful links: Driving Directions (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=h&msa=0&msid=100865272129094856634.0004533eebb3fb9feccbd&ll=35.82914,-78.760107&spn=0.010438,0.016952&z=16) Campus Map (http://www.sas.com/contact/sas_campus_map.pdf) If you have questions, feel free to call Rajiv at[masked] 6:15-6:30 Rajiv Ramarajan, Welcome and overview of SAS Design 6:30-7:30 Ed Summers, Accessibility in Data Visualization 7:30-800 Discussion and networking

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  • Digital Health Innovation Sprint

    American Underground

    I wanted to alert everyone to the UNC Health Care and AARP Digital Health Innovation Sprint at American Underground in Durham, in case anyone is interested: The sprint is a four part series aimed at finding solutions to medication adherence. Teams will have from March 2 until May 11 to develop solutions which will be presented in front of judges and investors. Below is a snapshot of the planned events and a link to the event's website. DISCOVERY DAY Thursday March 2, 5:30-8:30pm This half-day workshop will bring together Triangle clinicians, administrators, entrepreneurs, patients and caregivers to explore the challenge of Medication Adherence and showcase existing and potential technology solutions. DEFINE DAY Friday March 24, 5:30-8:30pm During this evening session, participants will form multidisciplinary teams and begin the ideation process. DESIGN DAY Saturday March 25, 9am to 4pm During this full-day hackathon, teams will participate in design thinking exercises to stimulate the solution design process, gain practical support and guidance from industry mentors, and develop a pitch to be presented to a panel of judges at the end of the day. Access to the latest software APIs and digital health hardware technologies will be provided. Four teams will be shortlisted to pitch on Demo Day. DEMO DAY Thursday May 11, 5:30-8:30pm Prior to Demo Day, teams will be mentored for 7 weeks as they build out their solution. Each team will then demo their proposed solution to a panel of judges. Pitches will be evaluated across a range of criteria, including technical feasibility, impact of solution, customer experience, and commercial viability. More information and registration can be found at: https://www.unchealthcare.org/research-innovatio... (https://www.unchealthcare.org/research-innovation/digital-health-innovation-sprint/)­

  • Digital Health Innovation Sprint

    American Underground

    I wanted to alert everyone to the UNC Health Care and AARP Digital Health Innovation Sprint at American Underground in Durham, in case anyone is interested: The sprint is a four part series aimed at finding solutions to medication adherence. Teams will have from March 2 until May 11 to develop solutions which will be presented in front of judges and investors. Below is a snapshot of the planned events and a link to the event's website. DISCOVERY DAY Thursday March 2, 5:30-8:30pm This half-day workshop will bring together Triangle clinicians, administrators, entrepreneurs, patients and caregivers to explore the challenge of Medication Adherence and showcase existing and potential technology solutions. DEFINE DAY Friday March 24, 5:30-8:30pm During this evening session, participants will form multidisciplinary teams and begin the ideation process. DESIGN DAY Saturday March 25, 9am to 4pm During this full-day hackathon, teams will participate in design thinking exercises to stimulate the solution design process, gain practical support and guidance from industry mentors, and develop a pitch to be presented to a panel of judges at the end of the day. Access to the latest software APIs and digital health hardware technologies will be provided. Four teams will be shortlisted to pitch on Demo Day. DEMO DAY Thursday May 11, 5:30-8:30pm Prior to Demo Day, teams will be mentored for 7 weeks as they build out their solution. Each team will then demo their proposed solution to a panel of judges. Pitches will be evaluated across a range of criteria, including technical feasibility, impact of solution, customer experience, and commercial viability. More information and registration can be found at: https://www.unchealthcare.org/research-innovatio... (https://www.unchealthcare.org/research-innovation/digital-health-innovation-sprint/)­