Monday, November 18, 2019 at 4:45pm to 7:15pm
This hands-on two day event will explore data storytelling, the importance of audience, and humanizing data visualization. On the first day, students will learn about how data storytelling and your intended audience can be used to create a narrative. Students will take part in activities to create their own data stories, exploring how different charts, symbols, and colors can influence the narrative. On the second day, students will present their own data visualizations and learn how to “humanize” data visualizations. Following a hands-on group constructive crit, students will hack their own data visualizations. Students can refine their final product and use it in their portfolios.
Anna Feigenbaum currently works as a Principal Academic in Digital Storytelling at Bournemouth University in the Southwest of England where she teaches multimedia journalism and convenes the Civic Media Hub and BU Datalabs project. Before joining BU she taught at RAIUL and held fellow positions at the Rutgers University Center for Historical Analysis, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Institute for Historical Research at University of London.