Continuing Education/Training

Improve Data Visualizations with Color Science (Webinar)

Free webinar presented by Tableau as part of DIR's Technology Today Series.

Wednesday Jan 23, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm CST


Improve Data Visualizations with Color Science

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST



Discover how color science and visual design principles combine to create compelling and effective data visualizations. You will learn how different choices and settings can help present new findings and enhance your agency's ability to better analyze data and share results. Bring your questions for this 60 minute session and walk away with best practices for using color in visual analysis!


Any public sector staff interested in the role of color in the graphical representation of information and data.  The session features the importance of color choices in providing visual context for elements like charts, graphs, dashboard, maps  - regardless what tool is used in creation.  


Maureen Stone, Research Scientist, Tableau Software

Maureen Stone has been working in digital color, graphics, perception and the tools for information display for over 30 years. She is a recognized member of the color and visualization research community and author of the book A Field Guide to Digital Color. Her research focuses on making color and other visual encodings more effective. Prior to joining Tableau, she worked first at Xerox PARC, and then as a consultant under the name StoneSoup Consulting.


  • There is no cost to attend. 

  • This session is sponsored by DIR as part of the Technology Today Series (TTS). 

  • DIR will award 1 hour of continuing education credit.

  • Start time is 1:00 CST (may display initially as another time zone).

  • Connection links are unique. Each person should register individually and use the link emailed to them by the webinar software.

  • The presenter's webinar tool is WebEx.  When connecting, the optimal experience requires a plug-in, but there is also a "Join by Browser" option with no download at all.

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DIR thanks Tableau for provding this interesting topic as part of the Technology Teoday Series (TTS).

Date & Location

Date & Time

Wednesday Jan 23, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm CST


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