Recap and Resources: April HIPNet Meeting on Data Visualization
Collecting, managing and analyzing data is essential in global health, and as communicators one of our jobs related to data is to design visualizations that effectively communicate the story of the data to our stakeholders.
Of course that is often easier said than done.
To help the HIPNet community be more intentional and informed with their data visualizations, HIPNet held a meeting called “Data Visualization for Global Health: Skills Building Collecting” at JSI on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
The meeting included three excellent presentations:
Making Data Meaningful
Amanda Makulec, RME Advisor – Visual Analytics, JSI
Amanda talked about how global health professionals can use basic design principles and readily available tools to create simple, impactful data visualizations.
Amanda’s Data Viz Resources Handout
Amanda’s SlideShare page (with addtional resources)
Building Effective Dashboards in Excel
Emma Stewart, Technical Advisor, JSI
Emma talked about considerations for when to use Excel to build dashboards, and tips to getting started.
Examples: Contraceptive Security Index | Contraceptive Security Indicators
Presenting Data for Success
Autumn Rose, Director of Analytics, Forum One
Autumn used two case studies to talk about tailoring your data visualizations to your audience, and using web analytics to measure progress.