Innovation Hub

Emerging Solutions for Student Success

Data Visualization

2017-04675-Innovation Hub-datavisual-How can institutions improve the presentation and visualization of their data?

Higher education institutions find themselves swimming in data at the same time they are being asked to present their data to a wider range of audiences. “Data informed decision making” is a goal of nearly every institution, yet they struggle to organize their data and present it in ways that are understandable to policy makers, academic leadership, and students. Many institutions find themselves limited to the data presentation tools available in their Microsoft Office suite and, even then, are not skilled at using even these simple data tools. At the same time, new vendors, applications and services are emerging that promise to improve data visualization and help institutions meet their goals. 

Conference Highlights

The Competitive Imperative for Good Charts

2017 Technology & Transfer Conference

Data visualization is no longer a nice-to-have skill for a few visually-minded people in your organization. Increasingly, the ability to effectively communicate through visuals is a must-have sill that will help organizations make sense of all the data they collect and then help others see the risks and opportunities in that data. Scott Berinato, author of Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations, will discuss the competitive imperative, provide a fundamental framework for understanding what makes a good chart, and walk through several examples of how to turn ordinary, prosaic charts that show data into great visuals that communicate ideas.