Peter Aldhous: NICAR 2016, Denver

Analyzing networks with Gephi

Thursday March 10, 2.15pm

Location: Denver II

You’ll learn how to use Gephi by turning data on voting patterns in the US Senate into an informative graphic revealing the chamber’s underlying dynamics — and highlighting the few senators who broke the partisan mold.

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Which chart should I use, and why? Information design for the human brain

Friday March 11, 10.15am

Location: Colorado E

We’ll explore how research into the ways people estimate numbers will change how you think about choosing charts to tell your stories. (And, no, it doesn’t mean everything is a bar chart.) We’ll also talk about using color and animation in ways that the human brain understands — intuitively.

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