Telling Compelling Stories with Data
An Evening with Dona Wong


March 30, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm


MFA Interaction Design
136 W 21st St
3 Floor
New York, NY 10011

We live in a data-driven world, where effective graphics are key to the delivery of information. When a graphical piece of information is done right, you can’t tell that there is design behind it - information flows to the viewer clearly and efficiently. Join us as we talk to Dona Wong about data visualization. Dona will take us through how to turn data into a compelling, persuasive story, how to use graphics effectively in presentations, and The Dos and Don’ts of information graphics - common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

 Dona Wong is the author of "The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics." She is the former graphics director at The Wall Street Journal,, where she was responsible for setting the graphics standard for all feature and breaking news graphics. Previously, she served as a business graphics editor at The New York Times. Dona is an expert in conceptualizing and producing information graphics that are easily understood by millions of demanding readers on a daily basis. In addition, she has advised Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies on strategic communications. Drawing on her years of experience as a strategist of visual communications, she will offer her insights on how to influence with clear, concise, and intelligent graphics. Dona received her M.F.A. in information design from Yale, with thesis advisor Edward Tufte, a pioneer in the field of data visualization.

About the Lecture Series

Join MFA Interaction Design for its monthly lecture series, starting September 2016. Hear from experts who expand our definition of interaction design—from virtual reality to urban planning to artificial intelligence—as they give short talks in an informal setting. Wisdom will be revealed and methods will be shared in a series intended to satisfy both social and scholarly pursuits. View more details for this  series and other Interaction Design events.

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