Simplifying Data Overload Using Indicators

September 17, 2014
Laila Bell, NC Child, David Epstein, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, Bridget Booske Catlin, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

Kathy Pettit moderates this session on the power of indicators projects to move local agendas.

A wide variety of organizations are working to make data more accessible to lay users. The key is not to create more, but instead to transform data into something that means something to people. Making data “human readable” often means synthesizing variables into measures that have context. Presenters will focus on how indicators can translate data into information and dashboards that can make data expressive.