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Seminar: An introduction to designing accessible data visualizations

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Prof. Raluca Ilie
ECEB 4070
Oct 29, 2021   3:00 pm  
Rebeca Pop
Raluca Ilie
Originating Calendar
Illinois ECE Calendar

Speaker: Rebeca Pop

Title: An introduction to designing accessible data visualizations

Abstract: Imagine this: you’re at a conference. You’ve been handed a graph summarizing important data, which you have to relay to other classmates. Your heart sinks when you realize: this visualization wasn’t created with you in mind. You’re color blind, so you can’t see what the graph is trying to tell you.

Rebeca Pop, founder of Vizlogue, a data visualization and storytelling lab, will teach you the fundamentals of data visualization design principles and how to make your graphs more accessible. You’ll discover why accessibility is so important, and top tips for making your visualizations usable for everyone.

Bio: Rebeca Pop is the founder of Vizlogue and an expert in data visualization and data storytelling.

To date, she has delivered presentations to over 3,000 participants all around the world. Her workshops are grounded in a deep understanding of adult learning strategies and combine hands-on exercises with feedback sessions and real-life examples.
Rebeca also teaches data visualization and data storytelling at the University of Chicago and at Northwestern University. She has almost a decade of experience working in marketing science and analytics at top media agencies, across a variety of industries (e.g., CPG, Travel, QSR, Auto).
She enjoys writing and has published thought leadership articles on, Nightingale (the journal of the Data Visualization Society), and United Nations’ blog. One of her most popular articles has even been translated into Italian.

When she's not working on a data visualization project, Rebeca enjoys biking, hiking, and traveling. Fun fact: to date, she's visited over 25 countries.

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