september, 2018

26sep12:30 pm2:00 pmLunch Masterclass - Beyond pretty - Data visualization that explain and persuade Event Organized By: The Data Science Community Event Type :Meetup

Event Details

When it comes to data visualization, it often comes to being either pretty or true.

What if there was a third way?

One where a data visualization is both appealing to your audience and showing accurately the underlying data to help you make your point.

Good news: that third way exists!

In this lecture, we’ll explore what a good visualization is (spoiler: creating it with ggplot or plotly can only make it well built!) and we’ll redefine ‘pretty‘ in terms of laws of perceptions, i.e. how our brains see and make sense of what they see, rather than on frameworks and tools.

We’ll continue by building on the fundamental principles of graphic design that allows to create a good visualization, one that captivates your audience, guides them into understanding your insights, and helps you persuade them to act or change.

“Good visual communication should be used not just to produce better answers, but also create better conversations.” – Scott Berinato, Good Charts

Come have lunch and discover what will make your visualization start conversations about the data and insights, rather than understanding the chart that is displayed.

 Who’s the lecturer?

Alexis is a pure blend of art and science: Computer Science & IT engineer, presentation skills and inter-personal communication trainer and coach, magician, corporate speaker, master of ceremonies, and improv theater comedian.

For the past 15 years, the common denominator of Alexis works has been about making people understand each other and work together. As such, he has put rules and principles about communication, graphic design, storytelling or neuroscience into practice to help non-experts understand technical topics and to help both experts and non-experts speak the same language and work better as a team.

Link to his blogpost


(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm



Boulevard d'Anvers 40

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