Earlier this week, I spoke to the Data Visualization NY Meetup group about the recent work I’ve been doing with my Urban Institute colleague Alice Feng. As you may have seen, Alice and I co-authored a blog and paper (posted to OSF) about how to take a racially equitable approach to communicating and visualizing data.

I’ve been speaking more and more about this topic and these issues, and was excited to have the opportunity to speak with the Meetup group. The Q&A that followed the presentation was especially interesting for me and has given me even more to think about.

You can watch the entire presentation and the Q&A that followed in the video below. You can also download a PDF copy of my slides. The last slide includes a set of resources, which I have pasted below the video as well.

Further Reading

Baradaran, Mehrsa. The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap. https://amzn.to/2Qg0q63.

Blakely, Pieta. “Presenting Data for a Targeted Universalist Approach.” March 6, 2019. http://blog.pietablakely.com/presenting-data-for-a-targeted-universalist-approach.

Boy, Jeremy, Anshul Vikram Pandey, John Emerson, Margaret Satterthwaite, Oded Nov, and Enrico Bertini. “Showing People behind Data: Does Anthropomorphizing Visualizations Elicit More Empathy for Human Rights Data?” Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2017): 5462–74.

Bui, Kim. “Designing Data Visualisations with Empathy.” Datajournalism.com, June 11, 2019. https://datajournalism.com/read/longreads/designing-data-visualisations-with-empathy.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. https://amzn.to/3hnbry9.

Costanza-Chock, Sasha. “Design Justice: Towards an Intersectional Feminist Framework for Design Theory and Practice.” Proceedings of the Design Research Society (2018).

Diangelo, Robin. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism.https://amzn.to/31oFhNr.

Groeger, Lena V. “A Big Article about Wee Things.” ProPublica, September 25, 2014. https://www.propublica.org/nerds/a-big-article-about-wee-things.

Harris, Jacob. “Connecting with the Dots.” Source, January 15, 2015. https://source.opennews.org/articles/connecting-dots/.

Kendi, Ibram. How to be an AntiRacist. https://amzn.to/2YsjXEE.

Kendi, Ibram. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. https://amzn.to/3aO1Del.

Kim, Erika. “Visible Women: Gender in Iconography.” Noun Project, October 29, 2019. https://blog.thenounproject.com/visible-women-gender-in-iconography-c6518ec1ddb8.

Klein, Scott. “Intro: The Design and Structure of a News Application.” GitHub, updated March 4, 2013. https://github.com/propublica/guides/blob/master/design-structure.md.

Norris, Zach. We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities, https://amzn.to/2Qh6YRE.

Rothstein, Richard. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. https://amzn.to/3grj5Gy.

Stevenson, Bryan. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. https://amzn.to/3j8qEnj.

More books at the PolicyViz Amazon Shop