Irene Ros

Irene Ros
Director of Data Visualization, Bocoup

Website | @ireneros

Irene Ros is an engineer and artist from Cambridge, MA. Her work focuses on designing and building engaging visualizations and user interfaces using web technologies. Her artwork focuses on the intersection of humanity and technology. Recently her work has been written about in the New York Times and the New York Times Open Blog, as well as Fast Company.

Irene is the creator of NYTWrites, a visualization tool that explores The New York Times authorship. She is also the co-creators of Many Bills, a visualization of congressional legislation aimed at lowering the barrier between the U.S legislative process and citizens. Many Bills combines Visualization techniques with Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval to offer varying amounts of detail to users. Irene is also one of the developers on the Many Eyes project, a collaborative visualization tool that allows users to gather data, visualize it and discuss their visualizations on and off the site. She was also a part of the effort to launch The New York Times Visualization Lab, a derivative of Many Eyes. Irene also explored MBTA usage patterns in her visualization of A Day of MBTA.

Irene Ros is currently a Senior Programmer at Bocoup. Previously she was a Research Developer at the Visual Communication Lab, at the Center for Social Software at IBM Research.


Location: Murray Hill Suite A Level: Non-technical
Irene Ros (Bocoup)
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This talk will introduce the concept of "responsible data visualization" in the context of two distinct uses: exploration and narrative. Using personal and industry examples to show best and worst practices in each approach, this talk will offer practical suggestions to bringing data visualization into one's data workflow. Read more.


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