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December 5-6, 2016: Training
December 6–8, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
Singapore

Encoding new data visualizations

Julia Rodriguez (Eagle Investment Systems), Piotr Kaczmarek (Sapient Global Markets)
1:45pm–2:25pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Design, visualization, and VR
Location: 310/311 Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)

Prerequisite Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of bar, line, and bullet charts

What you'll learn

  • Learn new methods to display temporal, multivariate, and data
  • Understand how to display hierarchy, prioritize work, extract themes, and discover patterns in your data

Description

While the value of data and its role in informing decisions and communications is well known, the true meaning is often lost or incorrectly interpreted without appropriate data visualizations that provide context and accurate representation of the underlying numbers. This is why designing data visualizations presents unique and interesting challenges, such as how to deliver important information in a forthright, clear format, how to make the visuals engaging, and how to tell a compelling story that connects with your audience.

Julie Rodriguez and Piotr Kaczmarek provide a fresh take on data visualizations with an extensive set of case studies that contrast traditional uses of charts with new methods that provide more effective representations of the data to produce greater insights. Consider the ideas as an expanded set of design patterns that you can use to meaningfully display the data to show and explain more than the standard charts.

Topics include:

  • How to communicate time-lapsed data to better understand the context of an event (e.g., how to incorporate details into the standard bar chart that provides perspective and creates awareness)
  • How to display multiple variables to analyze and compare attributes (e.g., how to compare the characteristics of a collection of entities to determine behavior, trends, and outliers)
  • How to show associations and links between datasets to understand the impact one value has on another (i.e., setting up these displays for better comparison and making them concise)
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Julia Rodriguez

Eagle Investment Systems

Julie Rodriguez is vice president of product management and user experience at Eagle Investment Systems. An experience designer focusing on user research, analysis, and design for complex systems, Julie has patented her work in data visualizations for MATLAB and publishes industry articles on user experience and data analysis and visualization. She is the coauthor of Visualizing Financial Data, a book about visualization techniques and design principles that includes over 250 visuals depicting quantitative data.

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Piotr Kaczmarek

Sapient Global Markets

Piotr Kaczmarek is an information designer with over 20 years of experience in qualitative and quantitative data visualization, presented in formats ranging from print and digital displays to interactive animations. He is the coauthor of Visualizing Financial Data, a book about visualization techniques and design principles that includes over 250 visuals depicting quantitative data.