We will discuss how to figure out what story to tell, select the right data, and pick appropriate layout and encodings. The goal is to learn how to create a map that conveys appropriate knowledge to a specific audience (which may include the designer).
We’ll briefly discuss tools, including pencil and paper. No prior technology or graphic design experience is necessary. An awareness of some basic user-centered design concepts will be helpful.
Understanding of your specific data or data types will help immensely. We’ll have a dataset on-hand to work with.
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.
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