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Interface Design Considerations for Data Visualization

Scott Murray (University of San Francisco)
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This talk will illustrate the design process behind Kindred Britain (, an interactive network visualization and digital humanities project, made with Nicholas Jenkins and Elijah Meeks of Stanford University. I’ll discuss interface and visual design considerations critical to any visualization, framed in the context of five core elements we faced with Kindred Britain: visual structure, navigation structure, interaction, color, and authorship.

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Scott Murray

University of San Francisco

Scott Murray is a code artist who writes software to create data visualizations and other interactive phenomena. His work incorporates elements of interaction design, systems design, and generative art. Scott is an assistant professor of design at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches data visualization and interaction design. He is a contributor to Processing and is the author of the forthcoming O’Reilly title Interactive Data Visualization for the Web.