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Make Data Work
September 26–27, 2016: Training
September 27–29, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Holographic data visualizations: Welcome to the real world

Brad Sarsfield (Microsoft HoloLens)
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 09/28/2016
Visualization & user experience
Location: 1 E 10/1 E11 Level: Advanced
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 11 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience designing or consuming data visualizations
  • A basic understanding of or interest in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality
  • What you'll learn

  • Learn how holograms let you visualize, experience, and work with data in new and exciting ways, unlocking new insights and capabilities
  • Description

    The new world of data exploration using virtual, augmented, and mixed reality brings powerful new capabilities and challenges for data visualization engineers, designers, and professionals. Brad Sarsfield demonstrates new input and output capabilities of holographic computing in relation to mixed-reality data visualizations with examples that are both visually beautiful and deeply practical.

    Holograms let us make smarter decisions and explore ideas faster by inspecting every vantage point of our data and interacting with it in new, more personal and human ways. There are new rules for the new world. Join Brad as he explores and experiments with the possibilities of the next generation of data visualization experiences.

    Topics include:

    • How holograms trick your brain into thinking they are real
    • New data visualization capabilities: Seeing 3D in 3D
    • How to use gaze, gestures, and voice to manipulate data
    • How 3D spatial sound can become a part of data visualization
    • Virtual there: Collaboration and exploration with others through virtual presence
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    Brad Sarsfield

    Microsoft HoloLens

    Brad Sarsfield is the principal software architect in data science for Microsoft HoloLens, where he focuses on making computing more personal by helping humans and machines understand each other through actionable data intelligence pipelines and distributed supervised machine-learning platforms. Prior to HoloLens, Brad was a founding member of Microsoft’s HDInsight Hadoop engineering team, where he helped port Apache Hadoop to Windows and put Hadoop on the Windows Azure Cloud platform. Previously, Brad was an software engineering lead on Microsoft’s Cosmos exabyte big data service. Brad spent several years in the SQL Server Engine after joining Microsoft in 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Western Ontario.