Data Visualization for Discovery and Communication

Open to the Public
Nador u. 15
Auditorium B
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
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Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

In the past two decades, data visualization has become widespread in multiple knowledge domains and disciplines, from journalism and design to the sciences and statistics. New free tools have lowered the barrier of entry for people to adopt visualization as a means to explore and communicate data. However, this increased interest in graphics has not been paired with a better understanding of some fundamental principles that should guide the design of maps, graphs, and charts. This session covers these principles.

Renown as an award-winning visualization expert and as a professor, author, journalist, and designer, Alberto Cairo serves as the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication at the University of Miami (UM). Alberto has a keen ability to explain in clear terms how to work with data, discover the stories hidden within, and share those stories with the world.  When Alberto is not in the classroom helping his students explore and understand data, he’s busy authoring books, such as How Charts Lie which will be coming out in October 2019. He also consults with companies and educational institutions in more than 20 countries.  You can learn more about Alberto at

See his presentation at  the following link: