• Home
  • Storytelling with Data: Making the Most of Your Visualizations

Storytelling with Data: Making the Most of Your Visualizations

  • 04/29/2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Zoom

Free for HPEA Members, Non-Members can join H-PEA for $30 (students $15)

Registration deadline: April 26, 2021,  11:59pm, HST

Join us for a H-PEA Online Workshop

Storytelling with Data: Making the Most of Your Visualizations


Kara Plamann Wagoner,  Institutional/Policy Analyst, UH Kapiʻolani Community College  

Youxin Zhang, Instructional Designer, UH Kapiʻolani Community College

Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:00-5:30 pm HST

This workshop will be followed by a H-PEA online Social, 5:30-6:00 pm HST


Spice up your visual storytelling in your reporting and presentations! Join an instructional designer and an analyst as they share how to choose appropriate charts depending on context. Discover new tools that will make your graphics shine on the page or screen.

Bring a working knowledge of Excel or Google Sheets, as well as a desire to collaborate, to this highly interactive session. Once design principles are explored, breakout groups will create their own visuals from across a variety of disciplines, reflecting the diversity of our H-PEA members. You will walk away with a new network of data viz colleagues, a resource list to help you apply what you learned, and the confidence that you are democratizing information for your stakeholders.


  1. Understand the context of the data visualization (e.g. audience, format)
  2. Apply different elements to graphics in order to create more effective designs
  3. Explain different types of data and the implications for visual data encoding


Youxin Zhang serves as an instructional designer at UH Kapiʻolani Community College. She has an educational background in Learning Design and Technology and extensive experience working closely with higher education faculty, staff, and various content experts including but not limited to visual design, data processing and analysis, professional development planning and training, and instructional design.

Kara Plamann Wagoner transforms numbers and anecdotes into data stories as an institutional/policy analyst at UH Kapiʻolani Community College. She has witnessed the power of design to democratize information in many forms, including grant evaluation, high-stakes presentations, survey analysis, and everyday institutional reporting.

This workshop will be offered virtually through ZOOM. A ZOOM link will be sent with a reminder email prior to the event. 

For more information, contact Kara Plamann Wagoner at karapw@hawaii.edu

Contact Us

Hawai'i-Pacific Evaluation Association

P.O. Box 283232, Honolulu, HI 96828

H-PEA is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

Copyright 2020 - Hawai'i-Pacific Evaluation Association

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software