S-H-O-W, April 8 & 9, 2021


When you visualise information, there are usually different goals that you want to achieve. You want to inform, persuade, teach, inspire, share. But in most cases you want to have impact.
But how do you tell a story in a visual way in order to change for example behaviour? Or how do you create awareness about a topic like climate change?
How do elements as curiosity and empathy play a role to drive impact? How do you create impact with sound or typography? How do you plan for engagement?

During the two day single track of S-H-O-W 2021, we will share different perspectives on the topic of visualising IMPACT.

S-H-O-W 2021 exists of talks, discussions, music and other activities. The entire conference will be in English.
S-H-O-W 2021 completes the trilogy. In September 2020 we organised the pre S-H-O-W event and in November 2020 the S-H-O-W conference.

You can join the conference online. Please note that all time indications are CET.


Schedule


THURSDAY, APRIL 8

13:15 – 13:30         OPENING AMANDA PATIST
BIO
Amanda is a Self-Service Analytics coach at Cargill, where she helps to empower people to make data driven decisions locally, quickly and reliably. Amanda started her data journey in Biomedical Science and made the change to data viz when she joined The Data School at the Information Lab in London. Since moving to Amsterdam, she has joined the board of Viz for Social Good and has helped to set up Data Plus Women in The Netherlands. Amanda was the moderator of the pre S-H-O-W event in September and the S-H-O-W conference in November.
13:30 – 14:05         REBECCA CONROY
BIO
Rebecca is co-founder and managing partner at data visualization studio Beyond Words. A journalist by background, Rebecca started her career in BBC Radio and went on to launch and run a range of the BBC's biggest websites and digital products before starting the studio. Beyond Words Studio works with clients including the WHO, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, Netflix and the World Bank. It aims to do at least 70% of its work 'for good'.

TALK
USING DATA TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
14:10 – 14:45         AHMAD BARCLAY
BIO
Ahmad is an architect and UX designer presently spearheading data visualisation work for the 2021 Census at the Office for National Statistics in the UK. Previously, he has led award winning infographics projects as a founding partner with Visualizing Impact, and initiated the Mozilla and Creative Commons-supported open data project Palestine Open Maps. Ahmad has also contributed to a range of written publications, and facilitated courses and workshops based on his practices in Beirut, London, Lisbon, Amman and Bangalore.

TALK
BUILDING FOR IMPACT / OPENING YOUR PROCESS / ENGAGING YOUR COMMUNITY.
14:45 – 15:30         BREAK
15:30 – 16:05         AARON WILLIAMS
BIO
Aaron is a data journalist, analyst, and visualization expert tackling inequity in data and design at scale. He's currently a senior visualization engineer in Netflix's Data Science and Engineering group and previously spent a decade as a data and graphics reporter—most recently at the Washington Post.

TALK
DRIVING SOCIAL IMPACT WITH DATA VISUALISATION.
16:10 – 16:45         NADJA POPOVICH
BIO
Nadja is a data and visual reporter at The New York Times, where she covers climate change. Her work often uses interactivity and personalization to help readers more viscerally relate to the impacts of our warming world. Previously, she was an interactive reporter at The Guardian U.S., focusing on public health, science and social justice. She has won numerous design and journalism awards for her work and contributed to two projects honored with Emmy Awards for new approaches to digital storytelling.

TALK
COVERING CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE NEWSROOM.
16:45 – 17:30         BREAK
17:30 – 18:05         ALLI TORBAN
BIO
Alli is an Information Design Consultant based in Washington, D.C., and host of the podcast Data Viz Today. She specializes in designing data visualizations and infographics for industry experts to help get their work seen and understood by a wider audience. In her spare time, Alli has fun creating whimsical patterns and tessellations!

TALK
BEFORE IMPACT: A MENTAL MODEL TO HELP YOU PLAN FOR ENGAGEMENT.
18:10– 18:45         INTERVIEW
MORE INFO SOON
18:45 – 19:15         BREAK
19:15– 19:50         SKYE MORET
BIO
Skye is a data-driven designer and marine scientist. She spent her twenties sailing 100,000+ km around the globe, which now fuels her abiding interest in the power of art and design to engage citizens with nature and science. Skye leads client-based visualisation projects ranging from habitat-specific climate change to workplace cancer risk. Her data visualisations have been exhibited at Science Gallery Dublin, the European Parliament Building in Brussels, the shores of Bali, and at an Antarctic research station, among other venues. Skye is an Assistant Professor in the Collaborative Design & Design Systems graduate program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

TALK
SCIENTIFIC VISUALISATION AND ITS INCREASINGLY EXISTENTIAL APPLICATION.
19:55– 20:30         NICHOLAS ROUGEUX
BIO
Nicholas is a web designer and data artist. He has been building websites, data visualizations, and creating data art for more than 20 years. Nicholas creates and sells artwork based on data on a variety of topics like science, music, literature, transit, and more. His work has been featured in Fast Company, WIRED, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Mental Floss, and more.

TALK
THE IMPACT OF PERSONAL PROJECTS.
20:30– 20:40         CLOSING

FRIDAY, APRIL 9

13:20 – 13:30         OPENING
13:30 – 14:05         EVA MURRAY
BIO
Eva, Technology Evangelist and Tableau Zen Master, is a leader in the data visualization community, running the popular global social data project #MakeoverMonday and has founded The Maple Square. Eva is passionate about helping people understand, work with and fall in love with data by giving them a platform for learning about data analysis and visualisation and for connecting with like-minded people.
Eva is an international speaker on the topics of data visualization, data culture and data communities, has published two books (#MakeoverMonday and Empowered by Data) and is a driving force for women's empowerment in the technology industry.

TALK
DRIVING IMPACT THROUGH ANALYTICS COMMUNITIES.
14:10 – 14:45         SARA LENZI
BIO
Sara is a sound designer who enjoys incursions in sound art. An activist on the importance of sound in communication, she co-founded the magazine sounDesign.info and she founded the first sound branding agency in South East Asia. Currently a researcher at Density Design, Politecnico di Milano, Sara investigates the use of sound to gather insights on datasets and complex phenomena.

TALK
HEARING DATA. THE DESIGN OF DATA SONIFICATION.
14:45 – 15:30         BREAK
15:30 – 16:05         CEDRIC KIEFER
BIO
Cedric is the co-founder and creative lead at onformative. Guided by an emotional approach, Berlin based studio onformative constantly searches for new forms of creative expression. Through an experimental practice they create meaningful digital art works to question the relationship between humans and technology. Their outcomes and interpretations take on varying forms across media through self-initiated and commissioned works that range from interactive media installations, generative corporate designs and dynamic visuals to data-driven narratives. Works by onformative have been exhibited across Europe as well as in North America, Australia and China.

TALK
DANCING WITH DATASETS. A HUMAN TOUCH IN A TECHNICAL REALM.
16:10 – 16:45         TIFFANY FRANCE
BIO
Tiffany is a data visualization designer and developer with about 13 years in the field. She is the founder of Urban Commotion, a data visualization consulting firm specializing in custom information aesthetics and application solutions. In the evening she teaches in the Art Department at a local community college. She also teaches D3js workshops at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She attended graduate school for Data Visualization at Parson's School of Design.

TALK
TOWARDS BETTER TYPE. 5 EXAMPLES OF TYPE WELL DONE.
16:45– 17:30         BREAK
17:30 – 18:05         WONYOUNG SO
BIO
Wonyoung is an urban data visualization designer and researcher. So studies how urban data and technology have been historically used to orchestrate, predict, and police public life and how the future of urban science can be different if we care more about empowering marginalized groups in the city. In 2011, So co-founded the crowdfunding platform Tumblbug and demonstrated an alternative about the sustainability of the DIY movement. He was a research fellow at the Senseable City Lab at MIT, and he co-curated Seoul Libre Maps in Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism for realizing the vision of a citizen-organized data community.
He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT and a research assistant and technical lead of the Data + Feminism Lab at MIT. He holds a Master in City Planning at MIT DUSP, a BFA in Visual Communication Design at Kookmin University. His work has been recognized by Information is Beautiful Awards, MIT Museum, IEEE, Fast Co. Design, The Atlantic, CNN, The Guardian, Seoul Museum of Art, and Wired, among others.

TALK
VISUALISING FOR JUSTICE AND ADVOCACY.
18:10 – 18:45         MIRIAH MEYER
BIO
Miriah is an associate professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah and a faculty member in the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. She co-directs the Visualization Design Lab, which focuses on the design of visualization systems for helping people make sense of complex data, and on the development of methods for helping visualization designers make sense of the world. She obtained her bachelors degree in astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University, and earned a PhD in computer science from the University of Utah. Prior to joining the faculty at Utah Miriah was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University and a visiting scientist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Miriah is the recipient of a NSF CAREER grant, a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, and a NSF/CRA Computing Innovation Fellow award. She was named a University of Utah Distinguished Alumni, both a TED Fellow and a PopTech Science Fellow, and included on MIT Technology Review's TR35 list of the top young innovators. She was also awarded an AAAS Mass Media Fellowship that landed her a stint as a science writer for the Chicago Tribune.

TALK
IMPACT THROUGH VISUALISATION DESIGN STUDY.
18:45 – 18:50         CLOSING

Venue



Anatomiegebouw

Anatomiegebouw, Bekkerstraat 141, Utrecht
This historical building, once part of the University of Utrecht, was designed by architect Joseph Crouwel. The theater was used to host lectures on veterinary anatomy. You can still see the rails in the floor where the bigger animals were brought in.

The venue will only be used to organise the event. It is not possible due to corona, to visit the venue as a participant.
As organisation we want to support local venues, by hosting the event here. We also support some local restaurants by ordering lunch & diner.

Route

About



S-H-O-W is organised by Graphic Hunters, a training institute on data visualisation
based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. If you have questions about the conference
please send a mail to SHOW@GraphicHunters.nl.
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The entire conference will be in English.

if you want to become a partner or sponsor, or want to help out in any other way
please send a mail to SHOW@GraphicHunters.nl

Tickets



APRIL conference
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Graphic Hunters offers 20 free diversity tickets.
One of the aims of the conference is to stimulate diversity. Not only in the representation of speakers but also the attendees. If you are or know of anyone who is interested in attending from a under-represented community in data visualisation, or somebody who doesn't have the financial means to join the conference, please send a mail to SHOW@GraphicHunters.nl. The diversity tickets cover the cost for attending the (online) event. We will randomly pick 20 diversity tickets on Thursday March 25, 2021.

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