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Monday, February 6, 2017

Telling Compelling Stories with Data (New York City)

Date(s): February 6, 2017

Time: 5:30 PM  EST - 7:00 PM  EST

Location: MetLife, 1095 Avenue of Americas, NY, NY 10036, 23rd floor

5:30 - 6:30: Dona Wong Presentation
6:30 - 7:00: Discussion

We live in a data-driven world, where effective graphics are key to the delivery of information. When a graphical piece of information is done right, you can’t tell that there is design behind it - information flows to the viewer clearly and efficiently. 

Dona Wong will demonstrate:

  • How to turn data into a compelling, persuasive story
  • How to use graphics effectively in your presentations
  • The Dos and Don’ts of information graphics — common pitfalls and how to avoid them
Dona Wong is the author of "The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics." She is the former graphics director at The Wall Street Journal, where she was responsible for setting the graphics standard for all feature and breaking news graphics. Previously, she served as a business graphics editor at The New York Times. Dona is an expert in conceptualizing and producing information graphics that are easily understood by millions of demanding readers on a daily basis. In addition, she has advised Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies on strategic communications. Drawing on her years of experience as a strategist of visual communications, she will offer her insights on how to influence with clear, concise, and intelligent graphics. Dona received her M.F.A. in information design from Yale, with thesis advisor Edward Tufte, a pioneer in the field of data visualization.

DAA Members: $20
Non-Members: $40
*Attention MetLife employees please contact the DAA Membership Office to receive your sponsor code*


  • Please sign up by 4 pm ET Mon, Feb 6.
  • Advance signup for this event is mandatory due to venue security.
  • If your name is not on the list, we will not be able to admit you. No walkins for this event

The first 70 people to register will receive a free copy of the Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics

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