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Data visualization can be a powerful tool for understanding complex information and has become a popular way to communicate data-fueled stories, from how many calories do you really eat at Chipotle to understanding the emotional arc of presidential inauguration speeches. But not all data visualization forms are appropriate to use in every situation, and the design choices you make can greatly alter what story your audience takes away.

In this workshop, we'll talk about ethical data visualization design and how to spot it in various examples. We will review concepts such as "visual trumpery," a phrase coined by Alberto Cairo about how one can mislead through visualization, and "data-to-ink ratios," a method developed by Edward Tufte that measures the relationship between visuals and the data itself.

What topics will be covered?

* Data Visualization
* Ethical Data Visualization Design
* Visual Trumpery
* Data to Ink Ratio
* Data Visualization Redesign

What topics will be covered?

We will 1) review data visualization examples and find areas of visual trumpery 2) calculate data-to-ink ratios, and 3) redesign examples to improve their ethical design.

What will the audience take away from this workshop?

You will learn how to avoid making confusion data visualizations, find when others are obfuscating through visualization, and have concrete way to determine best approaches to visualization.

Any requirements for attending?

No specific requirements, though knowledge of data analysis and data visualization is a plus.