SESSION Infographics for Social Change

Jessica Bellamy
May 28, 2019 at 11:10 AM VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE MAIN STAGE

Become a Graphic Ally! Learn how to tell visual data stories to inspire policy change and mobilize information at the grassroots level. In this session, we explore principles of conscious and responsible design from real-world infographic projects. Topics covered are as follows: power dynamics in design, data framing, asset vs deficit mapping, access to information, communication strategy building and grassroots design strategies. Learn how to map out infographic solutions for reaching and activating policy makers, people with resources, low-opportunity communities and more. Participants leave actionable tips and tricks for working with low-design opportunity clients, strategies for being an effective and equitable data storyteller, building a mindful and sensitive lens for data evaluation, communication strategy building, data framing and message building techniques and breaking bad habits in visual storytelling.

The Speaker Jessica Bellamy

Jessica tells visual stories using data and personal narratives. She started her design career working with non-profits and community groups to create compelling explainers that break down complex service and. Read full bio.