Data Visualization, Part Two
I mentioned a couple of months ago that my husband and I won the Economist Nielsen Data Visualization Challenge (read about it here). Since then we’ve been spreading the news that data visualization is here to say (not that I think anyone is questioning that!).
Going through the process, I realized that journalists play an important role in data visualization – we’re the story tellers! And what’s data without a great story? I had the opportunity to write my top five tips for journalists working on data visualization for Quill Magazine, the publication of the Society of Professional Journalists. Read it here.
Innocentive is the company that hosted the challenge. If you’ve never heard of them, their platform allows organizations and individuals to submit challenges and Innocentive handles the logistics of submissions and what not. They call it “crowdsourcing innovation” – it’s all very meta. Innocentive asked us to write a blog post about the challenge and give a few tips for other Innocentive solvers. Read it here.
We presented our winning submission back in December at the Economist World in 2013 Festival. See below for a video of our presentation.
Finally, my husband’s university did a short article about us for their university news. Read it here.
It’s been a really interesting process and we’re still pretty shocked and honored that we won the challenge. Bogdan and I are still looking for our next collaboration!