2018 Visual Research Data Workshop Series

Translate Your Research Data into Visual Narrative

The Office of Research Support and International Affairs is hosting a series of workshops to better prepare researchers (students, faculty, and staff) in advance of the 3rd Research Expo in November 2018 in translating their research data into visual narrative that is accessible to all audiences.

Workshops focusing on various forms of research presentation will be held between February and September.

Everyone -- classes included -- is welcome.
Most workshops will take place at Merrill Learning Center, Library Auditorium, LCB111, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The March 22 workshop only will take place at Merrill Learning Center, E Learning Lab LCB220, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Interpreters are provided.

February 8, 2018 VIDEOGRAPHY

Hoon Jeong, Video Communications, Training, Products & Dissemination
Bilal Chinoy, Marketing & Creative Services
Javier Tabares, ASL Connect, ASL & Deaf Studies

Guidance will be offered in how to turn research data into a video that people truly want to watch. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the available resources that help in producing and editing video clips. They also will learn about data storytelling by presenting their data alongside animated infographic images.

March 22, 2018 DATA VISUALIZATION: "Telling Stories with Data"

LCB220 (E-Learning Lab room)
Dr. Gaurav Arora, Science, Technology & Mathematics

Interested in telling effective stories with data? Want to know how to remove clutter from your da-ta? This workshop will teach you which visualization works best for your data. It will be hands on, and we will work on a simple example to help you better understand your data so that others notice the stories you have to tell. No prior computer knowledge is required. BRING YOUR LAPTOP IF YOU CAN.

March 27, 2018 INFOGRAPHICS: "Visualizing Data"

Dr. Jeffrey Levi Palmer, National Deaf Center, University of Texas

Whether you are working on a research poster or presentation, nothing tells a complex story faster than an infographic. In this workshop we'll explore the fundamentals of data visualization and learn how to create memorable static infographics. We'll also review best practices for making infographics maximally accessible to sighted and non-sighted audiences. Let's enhance communication by making our data and research maximally accessible!


Dr. Caroline Kobek Pezzarossi, Psychology
Dr. Julie A. Hochgesang, Linguistics

Participants will learn how to design professional research posters that include a blend of brief text summaries, tables, graphs, pictures, and other visual formats. Discussions will include how to determine the most important/interesting/astounding findings from a research project that should be featured on the poster; the best way to display visual research through charts, graphs, or images; what kind of information presenters can convey during a talk that will complement their poster; and most important of all, which software is best to use for poster designs and templates.


Dr. Melissa Herzig, Visual Language and Visual Learning (Vl2)

Participants will learn tips and strategies in how to deliver an effective presentation. Discussions will include how to prepare visual slides to emphasize the main points of a presentation -- what in-formation and how much -- should be given, the right amount of technical depth to go into without confusing the audience, and proof that the research worked or warrants further study. Participants also will learn how to choose the right words, and the proper use of signs and fingerspelling, for their final presentation.