Data Storytelling with Thematic Maps: The Design Genius of Charles Joseph Minard
Doors open: 15.15 View selected maps and browse the Center's Exhibit: 15.30 - 16.00. Talk by R.J. Andrews: 16.00.
Data storyteller R.J. Andrews gives a design critique to the thematic maps of French mapping pioneer Charles Joseph Minard. Minard is most famous for his Napoleonic Russian campaign map, but his catalog is deep. Elements and flourishes will be highlighted across Minard's work that are still relevant to how we understand our world today. Along the way, we will get a better sense of who Minard was, and how he became the master of the flow map.
R.J. Andrews is a data storyteller and creator of Info We Trust. His bold style – often described as creative arts meets data science – is a striking lesson in how to use design and science to humanize complexity. Explore R.J.'s interactive history of data visualization at infowetrust.com.