Visualizing Data To become a more powerful writer
Last Time Learned to design a research study Practiced collecting and interpreting data Discussed findings This Time Learn about data visualization Explore common types Remediate data from linguistic to visual modes
Data visualization: Using visual modes to communicate research findings
Data Visualization includes: ● ● Charts Graphs Infographics Maps
Static Interactive Arctic Sea Ice Graph Poverty in America Map Trade War Bubble Chart
Why rewrite linguistic data as visual data? ● ● Humans pay attention to and remember colors and patterns. Visual modes make data more understandable. Most audiences can interpret trends & outliers more easily. Writers can better achieve the purpose of our communications.
Who uses data visualization? Writers and researchers in STEM fields: Engineers • Geoscientists • Astronomers • Mathematicians • Data Scientists Software Developers • Computer Programmers Writers and researchers in social science fields: Anthropologists • Economists • Psychologists • Social Workers Writers and researchers in fields such as: Government • Finance • Marketing • History • Consumer Goods Service industries • Education • Sports • Media • Journalism
What software can you use to visualize data: Adobe Spark Visualize Visme Canva Piktochart Infogram (video) Animaker
Group Activity Step 1: Review this social justice teach-in slideshow which includes a lot of linguistic data. Choose one data point that could be better represented with a visualization. Step 2: Choose one of the following software applications that you will use to visualize the data point your group chose. Adobe Spark Visualize Piktochart Visme Canva Infogram Animaker (video) Google Sheets Step 3: Visualize the data point to make it more understandable and more memorable to the audience. Step 4: Share your group’s data visualization with the class.
How might you integrate visual data into your badge?
Homework: Due Thursday, May 30 Badge 1, Level 3 Drafts for Peer Review