Douville, S., Grandjean Targos, P., Jones, N, Knight, C., Azzam, T. (2021). Data visualization process and challenges: Key thoughts from data visualization experts [Conference session]. American Evaluation Association (AEA) Annual Conference, Virtual.
In depth interviews with more than 25 nationally and internationally renowned experts in data visualization uncovered a host of challenges and resource limitations while offering insights into how experts manage the data visualization challenges, we all face. Far from the panacea our clients expect, data visualization challenges are layered on top of and exacerbate existing challenges within evaluation.
In the spirit of the conference theme, this presentation will offer wisdom and real-world experience from experts who have already traveled this path. As we grow our data visualization expertise, we should recognize that new challenges lie ahead and even experts still face limitations, frustrations, and self-doubt when communicating and working with stakeholders, designing with users of data visualization—and their visualcy—in mind, and when navigating the myriad and ever-changing tools needed to create visualizations.