Workshop: How to Apply Data Visualization to Promote Thinking, Caring, and Leading: A Nonprofit Case Study

Workshop: How to Apply Data Visualization to Promote Thinking, Caring, and Leading: A Nonprofit Case Study
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:30pm

e-Workshop: How to Apply Data Visualization to Promote Thinking, Caring, and Leading: A Nonprofit Case Study

Instructor: Joshua Korenblat, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz

Register for the workshop at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/around-the-world-2018-data-visualization-workshop-registration-tickets-45261619723

Registration for the workshop is mandatory and limited to 15 spots. Participants will be invited to take part in the interactive, instructor-led workshop via GoogleHangouts; it will not be livestreamed or recorded.

***This workshop is part of the Around the World e-Conference on "Sustainable Research: Modelling Nearly Carbon-Neutral Practices in the 21st Century." If you'd like to RSVP for general conference sessions (optional), visit https://atw2018.eventbrite.ca***

Informed by best practices, mindful data visualization projects can break down complex topics. When vital topics seem too complex and lack a vivid form, most people remain unable to think and care about them. Without thinking and caring, we can’t begin to assume leadership roles in sustainability. At the same time, those who practice data visualization as a mindset and a process enhance their skills in literacy and change agency. In this way, data visualization benefits makers and receivers alike. With live and recorded drawing, Joshua Korenblat will present a reliable process for opening, exploring, and closing a data visualization project. The narrated demo will be accessible to those unfamiliar with this process. He'll show a framework and tools, analog and digital, for transforming data into vivid and shareable designs.

Viz for Social Good will provide the data. This website connects global nonprofits to volunteer designers. Here, designers transform their data and research into vivid and shareable stories that can reach wider audiences.

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Biography

Joshua Korenblat is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Joshua has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Visual Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an MA in Teaching from Brown University, an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, and a dual degree BFA and BA from Washington University in St. Louis. Joshua has seven years of experience in the Art Department at National Geographic Magazine and Science News, and he is a co-founder and Art Director at Graphicacy, a Washington, DC-based design firm. Joshua researches and teaches about data visualization, information design, and illustration. Working with conceptual and data-driven content, Joshua explores and represents complex topics in visual form through drawing, visualization frameworks, and writing. Guided by curiosity, designers place themselves at the center of content-rich exchanges of ideas.

This workshop is part of the Around the World 2018: Sustainable Research livestreamed conference organized by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta. For more information see http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca/

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