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Friday, October 23 • 10:30 - 11:00
How to use science to make better data journalism projects [E]

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How to use science to make better data journalism projects
Discussions of data journalism often focus the creator: how one should parse and analyze data, how one should visualize or write about it, how one should pick the best tools for the job. This talk will instead focus on the user: how they interpret a piece of data journalism in the wild, how they understand the meaning behind our words and visuals (or fail to). But we don't have to rely on assumptions about how users think and behave – science has a lot to say on the matter. New findings in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral science can give us a better understanding of how the mind works when it goes about interpreting a piece of data journalism, and can help us make better, clearer, and more effective projects. Let's see how.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF5-M0zIiTo&list=PLr8RTcS5UiniN1S9Ohws3P5NyUasnz9ix&index=1

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Lena Groeger

Investigative journalist & Developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design, and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2015 10:30 - 11:00 CEST
Saal Erich-Brost-Haus, TU Dortmund

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