Can Your Dataviz Have an Influence on School Reopening Plans?

Our organizations collect all this data—through surveys, assessments, interviews, and so on—and then what? The default: The data just sits there inside a Dusty Shelf Report. But what if your data could actually inform real-life decisions? I recently sat down with Vivian Jefferson from Loudoun County Public Schools, a growing district in the Washington, D.C. metro area who shared that her graphs had been featured on the news (!!!).
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Visualizing COVID-19 Data Responsibly: An Interview with Amanda Makulec

May 12th, 2020 / Data Visualization
In April, I sat down with Amanda Makulec, one of my longtime data an evaluation friends, to learn about visualizing COVID-19 responsibly. Amanda is the Data Visualization Capability Lead at Excella; a co-organizer for Dataviz DC; and the Operations Director for the Data Visualization Society (DVS). She’s also one of the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to visualizing COVID-19 data.
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Ideas for Interactive Focus Groups

Jun 1st, 2012 / Data Visualization
My teammate and I are running a focus group in a couple weeks. The group will be large (about 17 people) and will be with working professionals (mid-20s through mid-40s). We’d like to add a few interactive elements to this focus group so that people have a variety of ways to express themselves, move around, and have some fun. Here’s our running list for activities to use during interactive focus groups.
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