DataVizLive On Demand

Applying Racial Equity Awareness in Data Visualisation

How to take a more empathetic and respectful approach to data communication and visual design

JON SCHWABISH

Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
Founder, PolicyViz

policyviz
DataVizLive On Demand

Applying Racial Equity Awareness in Data Visualisation

JON SCHWABISH

Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
Founder, PolicyViz

improving diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Data Visualisation

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on LinkedIn
Just as organisations often carefully considered the words they use in written reports and platforms, they should be equally careful in how they visually present data to their readers, users, and audiences and what words they should use in and around those visuals.
 
This talk encourages data communicators to take a racially- and equality-conscious lens to their data communication efforts.
 
 
Join Jon at DataVizLive on 10 November, and get the chance to ask him questions and learn more about how you can ensure the narrative you create in your data visualisations is racially sensitive and inclusive.

Applying Racial Equity Awareness in Data Visualisation

Techniques that data visualization producers should consider when creating visuals with a racial and equity-conscious approach

Jon Schwabish - urban institute, policyviz

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

  • To advance the mission of responsible data communication, we must think intentionally about how we can learn from and speak to audiences that reflect the rich diversity of communities.

WHAT IS COVERED

  • How to take a racial and equity-conscious lens to data communication and data visualisation
  • How to speak to and speak about different racial, ethnic, gender, and other groups.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to use language consistent with how people refer to themselves and others
  • How to take a more empathetic approach to creating data visualisations that accurately and respectfully account for other people’s lived experiences
  • How to create a set of recommendations or guidelines to consider when taking a racial equity lens to data visualisation.
 
 
 

TYPE: Presentation

LENGTH: 30min

SCOPE: Strategic, Operational

AUDIENCE: All Data Designers

SKILLS NEEDED: None

EXPERTISE: Universal

TAGS: Critique, Data Journalism, Data Literacy, Ethics, Diversity

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on LinkedIn

Join this session live - 10 November 2020

Sign up to DataVizLive now

JON SCHWABISH

Senior Fellow, urban institute

washington, D.C. (USA)

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University and American University
Founder, PolicyViz
 
Dr. Jonathan Schwabish is an economist, writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualisations. He is considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in how researchers communicate their findings. His book Better Presentations: A Guide forScholars, Researchers, and Wonks helps people improve the way they prepare, design, and deliver data-rich content. In his most recent book, Elevated the Debate: A Multilayered Approach to Communicating Your Research, Schwabish and his colleagues help people develop a strategic plan to communicating their work across multiple platforms and channels.
 
Books:
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Data Visualisation writer, editor and board advisor Allen Hillery in conversation with Caroline Goulard