Ethics in Data Visualization

Current events coupled with an upcoming presidential election mean we’ve seen data visualization everywhere, from news outlets to personal social media accounts. Data visualization can help us make sense of complex information — but it can just as easily tell only one part of a story.

In this discussion, data reporter Andrew Tran and graphics assignment editor Armand Emamdjomeh, both from The Washington Post, will share their experience with creating and presenting data through design. You'll learn about best practices that help ensure data is ethically and accurately displayed and how to avoid the misrepresentation of data and the story it tells.

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!


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This event will be streamed via Zoom. In order to participate fully, attendees should plan to join on the Zoom app via their computer, tablet, or mobile device with enough bandwidth to support viewing video. In order to ensure only those who have registered for the event are able to attend — and to create space for intimate conversations — only those whose display name fully matches the name on our registration list will be admitted from the waiting room. You can find more about joining our virtual events, including how to connect, directions to troubleshoot, and information about our refund policy in our FAQ.

Code of Conduct

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When & Where
Thu, Sep 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT