How can indicators, and a big number of figures in particular, be visualised concisely for their target audiences (managers, politicians, the broader public, etc.)? What kinds of aggregation, selection and illustration modes are conceivable? And how can the trends that the indicators disclose be presented in these various modes and how their interpretation/evaluation transmitted? If these are challenges that you face as a statistician, researcher, journalist, controller, or graphic designer when attempting to provide useful indicator-based information, you might be interested in contributing to or attending this upcoming conference:
International Conference on "Visualising and Presenting Indicator Systems"
14 - 16 March 2005, Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The conference's objectives are know-how exchange and capacity building in the interlinked areas of:
? Demonstrative aggregation (visual, numeric) and audience-compatible presentation (maps, 'telling' indicators, ...)
? Significant selection (key / flagship / headline indicators, thematic subsets)
? Comprehensible declaration of trends and evaluations (traffic lights, smilies, arrows, ...)
The conference offers an opportunity for sharing experiences and creating synergies by bringing together expertise as well as open questions from specialists in visualising indicators coming from various backgrounds such as environment, economy, controlling, quality of life, education, MDGs and sustainable development.
For the call for contributions and further information see
www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/... and then use the navigation bar to your right or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.