Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University, 2950 Broadway, New York
Science graphics are beholden to the same design principles as other types of graphics. But the information they hold is often the product of a process that a lot of people in your audience may not be familiar with. It’s important to honor the fact that the data you’re presenting is both the product of a rigorous study that builds upon past studies, and that interpretations may eventually shift a bit as future research sheds more light on the topic. This session provides you with some strategies for addressing those challenges. In particular, three overarching themes that are particularly pertinent to science graphics: honoring complexity, avoiding misinformation pitfalls, and visualizing uncertainty.