Making the Invisible Visible Understanding Our Visual Perception and the Best Practices of Data Visualization

  • 06 Nov 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • MHDC Offices and Online

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  • Members may attend the talk in person - space is limited!
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  • Non Members may attend online presentation.

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HealthDataViz

Making the Invisible Visible

Understanding Our Visual Perception and the Best Practices of Data Visualization

Why should we be interested in visualization?

The human visual system has its own set of rules -- but until these rules are understood by those attempting to display information and data graphically, the important patterns, trends, variances and exceptions we need to see and understand in order to transform our health and healthcare systems will remain invisible.

This is why we should be interested in visualization.

If we commit to learning how human visual perception works, we can use that knowledge to learn and understand the rules and best practices of data visualization.  And, following, these perception-based rules, we can display our data in such a way that the important and informative patterns stand out. If we disobey the rules, our data will be incomprehensible and perhaps even more dangerous, it may be misleading.

The use of tables and graphs to communicate quantitative information is common practice in organizations today, yet far too few have committed to learning the fundamental practices that make them effective. This introductory webinar is designed to raise awareness about the journey of discovery that will enable you to become an exception to this unfortunate norm.

Speakers:
  • Katherine Rowell, MS, MHA,  Founder and Principal HealthDataViz

Massachusetts Health Data Consortium
460 Totten Pond Road | Suite 690
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451
781.419.7800
www.mahealthdata.org

For more information,
please contact Arleen Coletti
by email or at 781.419.7818

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