Design Thinking for Effective Data Visualization

Noah Illinsky (Amazon Web Services)
Wednesday, 01/25/2012
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Visualization can appear to be purely art, but has a healthy dose of science behind it. Successful visualizations are the result of a process that ensures you’ve considered all of the relevant factors as you make design choices. Noah will give a brief overview of the main considerations, from audience and data to position and color, necessary for designing effective data visualizations.

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Noah Illinsky

Amazon Web Services

Noah Iliinsky is a senior UX architect with Amazon Web Services. Noah strongly believes in the power of intentionally crafted communication and has spent the last decade researching, writing, and speaking about best practices for designing visualizations, informed by his graduate work in user experience and interaction design. Most recently, he worked on Amazon QuickSight. Noah is the coauthor of Designing Data Visualizations and technical editor of, and a contributor to, Beautiful Visualization, both published by O’Reilly Media. He is also a frequent speaker for both industry and academia. Noah holds a master’s degree in technical communication from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Reed College.