Coffee & Viz - Thinking (and Teaching) Critically for Data Visualization


Friday, October 18, 2019
9:30am to 10:30am

Add to Calendar 2019-10-18 09:30:00 2019-10-18 09:30:00 Teaching and Visualization Lab at the James B. Hunt, Jr. Library


Event Description

Building on her work as a co-PI for an IMLS-supported National Forum on visualization instruction in libraries, Dr. Angela Zoss, Assessment & Data Visualization Analyst at Duke University Libraries, will present an early reworking of our visualization best practices. Rather than simply focusing on the standard guidelines that are circulated for data visualization design, Zoss will interweave design guidelines with a more nuanced view of how designers, visualizations, and audiences participate in a complex dance to create meaning. She will also reflect on the dangers of standardization, a practice so often revered in data visualization but which invariably excludes topics, approaches, and even people that fail to fall within agreed-upon boundaries.

*Complimentary coffee, tea and light refreshments from local business Anisette will be available beginning at 9:15 a.m. in an adjacent space. To help increase the sustainability of this program, please bring your own coffee mug.

Contact Information

Shaun Bennett
(919) 515-5232

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.