Schedule: Interfaces sessions

From exploring complex data to telling a compelling story, interfaces and visualization are at the all-important edge between people and decision.

Location: Mission City B4
Ken Hilburn (Juice Analytics), Zach Gemignani (Juice Analytics)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink." - Rime of the Ancient Mariner. People feel overwhelmed with data. But the problem is not with the amount of data. The problem is that data is not presented in a form that people can understand and use. Juice Analytics will present and demonstrate proven techniques to design information applications to present data in enjoyable and rewarding ways. Read more.
Location: Mission City B4
Average rating: ***..
(3.58, 12 ratings)
This tutorial describes how to draw clear, concise, accurate graphs that are easier to understand than many of the graphs one sees today. The tutorial emphasizes how to avoid common mistakes that produce confusing or even misleading graphs. Graphs for one, two, three, and many variables are covered as well as general principles for creating effective graphs. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
Jock Mackinlay (Tableau Software)
Average rating: ***..
(3.31, 13 ratings)
Interactive visualizations have become the new media for telling stories online. This session will focus on going from a good visualization to a great visualization by focusing on organization, user interface, and formatting. You should expect to leave this session confident in your ability to consistently create excellent interactive visuals. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
Dustin Kirk (Neustar)
Average rating: **...
(2.40, 15 ratings)
When faced endless data and the need to manage it, there are a variety of proven design patterns that will help designers create usable, efficient, and effective interfaces. From distributing workload to reducing sensory overload, we’ll review the techniques that are enabling the highly scalable user interfaces of today and tomorrow. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
kim rees (Periscopic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 17 ratings)
While the majority of charts were designed to handle a variety of data, there is a certain novelty of presenting data in a very succinct way. By designing a presentation method restricted to specific data points, we can realize an economy of space and interface. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
Roman Stanek (GoodData), Pete Warden (TensorFlow), Alon Halevy (Google) Moderated by: Alistair Croll
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
"Many hands make light work", as the saying goes. That's true when thousands of people can collaborate on a data set. In this session, we'll look at collective interfaces that allow many distributed users to examine and share data with one another, and how that's changing traditional desktop visualization tools. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
Marshall Kirkpatrick (ReadWriteWeb), Simon Rogers (Guardian), Jer Thorp (New York University) Moderated by: Marshall Kirkpatrick
Average rating: ****.
(4.55, 11 ratings)
After Kennedy, you couldn't win an election without TV. After Obama, it was social media. But tomorrow's citizen gets their information from visualizations. In this panel, three acclaimed designers show how they apply visualization to big data, making complex, controversial topics easy to understand and explore. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
Stephen Guerin (Santa Fe Complex)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
Live demonstration of ambient computing using projector-camera pairs to scan the room and place interactive simulations into the space. All surfaces are rendered interactive. We will demonstrate a 3D sandtable for firefighter training and STEM education where the 3D sand becomes and interactive surface. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
Creve Maples, Ph.D. (Event Horizon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 21 ratings)
We will discuss the impact of the information explosion, the effectiveness of current technological directions, and explore the success that new perception-based, human-computer interfaces provide in analyzing and understanding complex data. Real examples will be used to illustrate that effective man-machine environments are essential in productively dealing with multi-dimensional information. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
J.J. Toothman (NASA Ames Research Center)
Average rating: ***..
(3.23, 13 ratings)
Artistic visualizations and infographics tell the stories of rich data in unique, compelling ways and synthesize datasets in ways that allow them to be interpreted, absorbed, and experienced in ways beyond the spreadsheet, pie chart, and bar graph. Read more.
Location: Mission City B5
Sunita Shenoy (Intel)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
Ram Peddibhotla, a Director from Intel’s Software and Services Group, will discuss how the future of mobile involves ubiquity across multiple hardware platforms. Specifically, Ram will discuss how open source software will shape the next generation of computing devices, improving compatibility. Read more.


  • Thomson Reuters
  • EMC Data Computing Division
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Microsoft
  • Gnip
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • IBM
  • Windows Azure MarketPlace DataMarket
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Aster Data
  • Cloudera
  • Clustrix
  • DataStax, Inc. (formerly Riptano, Inc.)
  • Digital Reasoning Systems
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Impetus
  • Jaspersoft
  • Karmasphere
  • LinkedIn
  • MarkLogic
  • Pentaho
  • Pervasive
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Splunk
  • Urban Mapping
  • Wolfram|Alpha
  • Esri
  • ParAccel
  • Tableau Software

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