Proceedings: online discussion on "Visualizing Information for Advocacy" (Nov 11-15, 2013)

New Tactics & Tactical Technology Collective

Summary: In November 2013, New Tactics and the Tactical Technology Collective hosted an online discussion about visualizing information for advocacy. A summary of the conversation is now available (see here). You can also click through to the specific comments of conversation participants, many of whom are experts in the field of data visualization and offer very concrete advice on some of the more technical aspects of this work. In particular, participants in the conversation: 

  • suggest an array of tools and resources for collecting and cleaning data and creating visualizations; 

  • share examples of projects that have presented data in innovative ways, (e.g. in maps, infographics etc.); and 

  • offer thoughtful reflections on how to use visualizations strategically in advocacy campaigns.