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Friday, May 31
Data Visualization
Data Visualizations at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Fri, May 31, 3:40 PM - 5:15 PM
Regency Ballroom EF

Building Interactive Data Visualization for a Global (Health) Audience (305109)

*Ryan Shackleton, University of Washington 

Keywords: data visualization, interactive, dashboard, storytelling, javascript, chart

IHME’s overarching mission is to provide an impartial, evidence-based picture of global health trends to inform the work of policymakers, researchers, and funders. The success of that mission relies on the dissemination of complex data to stakeholders with variable levels of global health expertise. Thus, our challenge as a Data Visualization Team is to create web-based visualizations that are consumable by audiences that may range from expert data modelers to politicians who know nothing about statistics or global health. This presentation summarizes IHME’s data visualization tools while outlining our strategies for gathering requirements, creating web-based visualizations, and satisfying our substantially different user groups.