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Friday, February 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Functional Art: Design and Infographics

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Too many journalists still relate the word "design" to making pages and websites look prettier. As a consequence, they think that the main goal of an infographic is to be eye-catching, engaging, and fun. They argue that infographics are means to "simplify" data that only specialized professionals are capable of creating. This presentation will debunk all these myths and propose an alternative view of infographics and visualizations as means to make messages richer, deeper, and more effective. 

 


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Alberto Cairo

Professor of the professional practice, University of Miami
Alberto Cairo teaches visualization at the University pf Miami, where he's also the director of the visualization program at UM's Center for Computational Science. He's the author of the book 'The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization'.


Friday February 8, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cinema - Hippodrome

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