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Data Narratives: The Art and Craft of Information Visualization, a new two-week summer program

The MFA in Interaction Design department at SVA expands its summer offering of specialized programs in interaction design with the first program of its kind in data visualization, “Data Narratives: The Art and Craft of Information Visualization.”
The MFA in Interaction Design department at SVA expands its summer offering of specialized programs in interaction design with the first program of its kind in data visualization, “Data Narratives: The Art and Craft of Information Visualization.”

The MFA in Interaction Design department at SVA expands its summer offering of specialized programs in interaction design with the first program of its kind in data visualization, “Data Narratives: The Art and Craft of Information Visualization.” Running from June 18th through the 29th, the intensive two-week program teaches students hands-on methods for telling stories with complex data. From Liz Danzico, chairperson, “The amount of data we create and consume in everyday life is increasing at a staggering rate. Over the past few years, we’ve seen companies and organizations of all sizes create–and make public–data for people to use. But only good visualizations tell a story.”

With a series of courses that address narrative discovery, graphic interpretation, and programmatic approaches to storytelling and display, students will learn methods for making data clear, accessing APIs and other data sources, and how to make data interactive. Geared for the practicing designer or person with experience in information design, Data Narratives will move quickly as students tackle a real-world project of their choosing using New York City data. Student participants should have fluency in basic programming—familiarity with a scripting language (JavaScript, ActionScript, or Processing) will go a long way.

Registration is now open, and complete details are online.

For more information, contact Frank Bonomo, Program Director at fbonomo@sva.edu or (212) 592-2704.

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