Presented By O'Reilly and Cloudera
Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Jock Mackinlay

Jock Mackinlay
VP, Visual Analysis, Tableau


Jock D. Mackinlay is an American information visualization expert and vice president of visual analysis at Tableau Software. Jock has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University, where he pioneered the automatic design of graphical presentations of relational information. He joined Xerox PARC in 1986, where he collaborated with the User Interface Research Group to develop many novel applications of computer graphics for information access, coining the term Information Visualization. Much of the fruits of this research can be seen in his book, Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think (Morgan Kauffman, written and edited with Stuart K. Card and Ben Shneiderman). Jock is a co-inventor of numerous software patents related to information visualization.


11:20am–12:00pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Design, User Experience, & Visualization
Location: 3D 03/10 Level: Non-technical
Jeffrey Heer (Trifacta | University of Washington), Jock Mackinlay (Tableau)
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The talk will focus on considerations for designing data visualizations for data profiling required in data preparation; and considerations for designing data visualizations for later exploratory analysis and consumption phases of the overall analysis process. Read more.