Edward Tufte is coming to town

'The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint' by Edward Tufte. Graphic: Edward Tufte

At least, if you live in Denver, Seattle, or Portland. The famous data-visualization guru is teaching a one-day class that costs $420. One wonders if this number has additional significance.

  • Denver: July 22nd
  • Seattle: July 25th and 26th
  • Portland: July 28th

The class promises:

A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter.

Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences.

New ideas on spectatorship, consuming reports. How to assess the credibility of a presentation and its presenter, how to detect cherry-picking, how to reason about alternative explanations.

Standards of comparison for workaday and for cutting edge visualizations.

How to identify excellent information architectures and use them as models and comparison sets for your own work and for the work of your contractors.

Monitoring the designs of others.

The future of information displays: 4K, 6K, 8K video maps moving in time.

Practical examples are from everywhere: science, social science, music, business, finance, sports, art, medicine, architecture, NASA, and government reports.

Edward Tufte teaches the entire course.

Also, you get Tufte’s famous four books with the price of admission. More info here: Presenting Data and Information.

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