206: Data Visualization Made Simple – Interview with Dr. Kristen Sosulski

Dr. Kristen Sosulski, Associate Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business

Dr. Kristen Sosulski and Bill Ringle discuss data visualization: what it is and how small business leaders can use it. 

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Top Take-Aways from this Interview

  • What is deep data and how it's created from the internal processes within an organization. 
  • Telling stories is a key application of data visualization. 
  • Data visualization transforms data into an interface where customers can interact with the facts in a useful way. 
  • Things to consider when presenting visual data, and why it's a bad idea to make your audience work too hard. 
  • How data visualization can be used to make arguments to persuade decision makers. 

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Expert Bio 

Dr. Kristen Sosulski is an Associate Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business where she teaches MBA students and executives data visualization, programming and business analytics. She is the Director of the Learning Science Lab for NYU Stern where she develops immersive online learning environments for business school education.

Kristen is the co-author of the Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide (Routledge, 2011, second edition, Routledge, 2015) and The Savvy Student’s Guide to Online Learning (Routledge, 2013). Her third book, Data Visualization Made Simple: Insights into Becoming Visual was just published.

As a leading expert on data visualization, Kristen regularly consults, delivers seminars, and leads workshops on data visualization techniques and best practices. You can find her speaking on the subject at events like Social Media Week NYC, plot.ly’s PlotCon conference, and Tableau’s events and to organizations like the National Association of Public Opinion and the National Economic Research Association.

For more about Dr. Kristen Sosulski visit her website.

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Web address: www.kristensosulski.com

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