Data Visualization Workshop and Seminar

Fri, Apr 17, 2015, 2:00 pm

We’re surrounded by more and more data in our everyday and professional lives – what is the best way to present data in a way that stands out? Data visualizations present analytical results in a pictorial or graphic format, to quickly draw attention to key messages and to highlight patterns and observations that might not be apparent from a quick glance at a statistical table. Information visualizations, especially those utilizing web-based platforms, are becoming an increasingly common medium for exchanging ideas.

Please join us on April 17 for a presentation and workshop on data visualization, led by Stephen Kennedy, a Design & Technology Fellow for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. In the first hour, Kennedy will provide an overview of new visualization tools and applications. In the second hour, he will lead an introductory workshop in which participants will learn elementary data representation. Those interested in attending the workshop should please bring a laptop.


Stephen Kennedy is currently a Design & Technology Fellow for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C. He is an award-winning designer and is a co-founder of Urban Launchpad and New Market Goods, two initiatives aimed at helping communities in Indonesia. Kennedy has contributed to data visualization projects for institutions such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. He holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT.

Location: 
School of Architecture, N-106