References for my DataViz DC Talk

Warning: This is a long post that contains a ton of images and links! 

I am speaking at the December Meetup for Data Viz DC, a subgroup of the DC Data Community. (wow, three links already!). In my talk, I reference many inspiring artists, practitioners, and articles from around the world. I expect people to ask for a copy of the slides and my references, so this post is the answer that question. For the rest of this post I'll just follow the sequence of my talk and some of the "slides". The complete deck will be posted once I've had time to figure out where the best place to do that is. 

Part 1: Visualizing my story

To start out, I share a visualization of my own journey. 

 Where I'm headed with my latest endeavor

Where I'm headed with my latest endeavor

 My personal evolution via Sankey diagram

My personal evolution via Sankey diagram

 A visualization of my career path

A visualization of my career path

 And a more simplified visual

And a more simplified visual

 Examples of Hand Drawn Data Vizzes

Examples of Hand Drawn Data Vizzes

 More examples! 

More examples! 

Part 2: The group participates

To wrap up the intro, I challenge the group to create their own hand-drawn illustration. The best two will win prizes, chosen via a contest on Twitter. 

  • All of the tweets from the meetup (winners and link to hashtag TBD)
  • The prize book: 100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson
  • The other prize

Part 3: Five Things from Catmule

The main part of my talk is around sharing five things about design, drawing, data, and digital. For each of the five things, I answer the questions What is it? What should I do about it? and Where can I learn more? 

1. Design Thinking is everywhere (even for data!)

 What is important to know about Design Thinking

What is important to know about Design Thinking

 A visual framework for the upfront process of Design Thinking

A visual framework for the upfront process of Design Thinking

 Recent publications on Design Thinking that I thought were valuable to share

Recent publications on Design Thinking that I thought were valuable to share

2. Visualization is a spectrum

 Overview of data visualization spectrum

Overview of data visualization spectrum

  A visual framework for design process

A visual framework for design process

 Resources for more on data visualization spectrum

Resources for more on data visualization spectrum

 A visual summary of the current backlash against dogmatism

A visual summary of the current backlash against dogmatism

  Some suggestions for how to decide when to break the rules

Some suggestions for how to decide when to break the rules

 Articles referenced on data viz dogmatism

Articles referenced on data viz dogmatism

 A visual depiction of my definition of insight

A visual depiction of my definition of insight

  A visual framework for developing and sharing them

A visual framework for developing and sharing them

 Interesting references when thinking about developing and sharing insights from data

Interesting references when thinking about developing and sharing insights from data

5. Find & use tools that empower

 How do you know when you are using the right tools, and are developing the right skills? 

How do you know when you are using the right tools, and are developing the right skills? 

 Just my suggestion to set yourself up for success

Just my suggestion to set yourself up for success

 Resources to learn the breadth of the tools and techniques is to collect them all in a visual space

Resources to learn the breadth of the tools and techniques is to collect them all in a visual space

And that's it! Hope your browser doesn't crash from all the links :)