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Tuesday, September 16 • 9:00am - 9:40am
Data Visualization, and Responsibility for Data Literacy

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A message requires a sender and a recipient. Data visualization and data communication can not be separated from data literacy. There are the immediate technical responsibilities for presenting data – ensuring it is not misleading, or is presented in the right context – but there is the wider social responsibility of ensuring that the audience understands data and the choices made in communicating with and visualizing data. This is further complicated by socio-economic skills gaps in using data for reporting and communications. 

Like reading and writing are inseparable, working with data is key to understanding data. This talk will present some of the challenges, the steps being taken to take on the responsibility of improving data literacy across the world, and some implications of this.


Mikko Jarvenpaa

COO, Infogram
Mikko Jarvenpaa is Chief Operating Officer with Infogram, the easy infographics and data storytelling product. He was Product Marketing Manager for Google in London, has previously worked with data visualization with his video information startup, and has an MSc in Philosophy of Social... Read More →

Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am PDT
Hotel Kabuki

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