Data Visualizer, America the Bilingual Project
Tags: data artist, avid listener, tessellation obsessed
What to know about her: “Data turned useful” is how Alli describes her work. It calls to mind the saying about how seeing is remembering. In Alli’s work, it’s also a case of seeing being the catalyst for engaging.
Provided, of course, that what you see is itself engaging.
“You want to be meeting your audience at their level of expertise and interest in your message,” Alli explains, “and using the right visualization tools to reveal patterns they would otherwise not see.” Alli’s tools come with their own intriguing language. Tessellations. Choropleths. Bee swarms, which is what this image from her work for America’s Bilingual Century shows.
She and Steve turned a number of the facts he presents in his book, such as why Americans are more bilingual than most of us know, into a set of animated graphics like this one.
Bilingual Moment – We were both trying to say words in each other’s language: “I realized you don’t have to know a lot of the language to have meaningful moments…”