Keynote 2: The Art of Insight: Making Good Visualization Decisions

We’ve all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don’t understand what we’re looking at? Good charts make us smarter—if we know how to read them. However, they can also deceive us. Many of us are ill-equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even our employers present each day. Alberto Cairo will demystify an essential new literacy, one that will make us better equipped to navigate our data-driven world, and will offer suggestions on how to make better decisions when designing visualizations.

Alberto Cairo is a journalist with more than a decade of experience in news media, a designer, and a visualization consultant. He is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami (UM), and the Director of Visualization at UM’s Institute for Data Science and Computing.

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Plenary Session
Location: Congress Room 1 Date: June 10, 2020 Time: 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Alberto Cairo, Miami Univ.