“You can think of a spectrum with graphic design at one end and data analysis at the other, and data visualization is sort of somewhere in between.”
— Amelia Kohm, Data Viz for Nonprofits

Data Visualization: Finding the Story in the Numbers with Amelia Kohm

Session 185

Amelia Kohm, founder of Data Viz for Nonprofits, joins this session to dig into data and visualization. How does data visualization make a difference? Is an infographic the same as data visualization? She explains how a simple chart or graph can tell a story and why some forms of visualization translate better than others. She and Beth explore how to know what type of data visualization to use to communicate the idea you’re trying to share, how data can be better used to improve an organization, and more.

They discuss:

  • How Amelia defines data visualization
  • The two superpowers every organization has — even if they don’t know it
  • How can organizations better use data to improve?
  • What is “dirty data”?
  • The difference between data processing and data
  • What are the differences and the similarities between an infographic and data visualization?
  • The dangers of data aversion

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