Within my own work, I continue to raise conversations about equity. How will students and teachers be empowered by the data we collect and review? How do we provide opportunity for marginalized voices to be heard? How do we elevate their needs and concerns?
I am starting to collect resources around both equity in data visualization. Here are a few that you might be interested in, too:
- The Harvard Graduate School of Design recently hosted a Black in Design Conference. There's a great Q & A available, where organizers Cara Michell and Courtney Sharpe provide background.
- I was also pointed toward two different articles about feminist data visualization. One explores what this type of data visualization would look like. The other takes a historical approach, reviewing work of women engaging in data viz in the nineteenth century.
- Along this vein, I am starting to see more information shared about the intersection between digital humanities and data visualization. You might also be interested in following Shannon Mattern, Lauren Klein, and Paige Morgan for more ideas in this field.
In other news, I have been working on a little behind the scenes cleanup on this site. I've refreshed the information on the various pages, as well as the front page side bar. I also recently purged my Delicious site, deleting dead or irrelevant links and reorganizing the remaining ones. If you're searching for Excel info, research, tools, or anything else related to data viz (including equity), please head over to that site. There, you can sort links by a variety of tags.
Tapestry Conference and Eyeo Festival this year. I am feeling the need to stretch and grow beyond the field of education. I do my best to connect with others in a digital space to learn about how they are using data, but I would like to do some in-person networking, as well. Will any other readers be at either of these events?