Strata 2013 Design Sessions

Data doesn’t matter if it doesn’t produce outcomes. The design track tackles user experience, new interfaces, interactivity, and visualization.

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Julie Steele is the Content Editor for Strata at O'Reilly Media. She is co-author of Beautiful Visualization and Designing Data Visualizations. She finds beauty in exploring complex systems, and thinks in metaphors. She is particularly drawn to the visual medium as a way to understand and transmit information.

Noah Iliinsky strongly believes in the power of intentionally crafted communication. He has spent the last several years thinking, writing, and speaking about best practices for designing visualizations, informed by his graduate work in user experience and interaction design. He is a frequent speaker in both industry and academic contexts, and an occasional judge of visualization contest. He has a master’s in Technical Communication from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s in Physics from Reed College. Noah works as a Visualization Expert at IBM's Center for Advanced Visualization.

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Room 204
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials on Tuesday.
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Communicating Data Clearly 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.
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Great America Ballroom K
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Scott Murray (University of San Francisco), Jerome Cukier (Jerome Cukier)
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(3.00, 5 ratings)
An introduction to D3, one of the most powerful Javascript data visualization libraries. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Chang She (Cloudera)
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(3.30, 10 ratings)
While many libraries are available today to help create interactive visualizations, they are generally not integrated with the data analysis tool chain. This talk will focus on how to combine agile data manipulations with web-based visualization libraries to create a more efficient workflow for data science. Read more.
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Vadim Ogievetsky (Metamarkets)
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(3.00, 3 ratings)
Visualization is a powerful way to understand data, but today building the right data set and accompanying data visualization requires sophisticated programming skills. We discuss an approach to a unified language describing both visualization and database queries. This approach could be used by both programmers and business users, accelerating data exploration and speeding time to insight. Read more.
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Douglas van der Molen (ClearStory Data)
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(3.00, 5 ratings)
Whether the user is a business user or an IT user, with today's data complexity, there are a number of design principles that are key to achieving success. Hear how to approach product designing for today's data challenges and meet new user expectations for fast and timely insights at scale. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Eric Legrand (Wells Fargo), Dana Zuber (Wells Fargo)
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(2.33, 3 ratings)
This session explores applications of Shneiderman’s mantra for visual data analysis (overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand) as a framework in the context of three complex analytical applications at Wells Fargo: (1) Analytics process, (2) Interactive meeting facilitation and (3) Dashboard design. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Average rating: ****.
(4.44, 9 ratings)
From markup languages like SVG to OpenGL based APIs like WebGL, the browser provides several ways for creating visualizations. In this talk we'll show some web based visualizations we worked on for different projects and for Twitter, and show what standards were used to create them. We'll dissect each example showing what was used not only for rendering but also for data handling and interaction. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Lynwood Bishop (Map Large, Inc.)
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(3.50, 2 ratings)
The human eye can detect infinitesimal patterns in the world around us. Shouldn’t we make use of this amazing skill when recognizing patterns or detecting anomalies in big data? In this session we’ll explore why rendering every pixel is a challenge with big data and look at how these limitations can be overcome. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Amy Heineike (Quid)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 11 ratings)
The majority of data we consume today are presented in lists, one-dimensional orderings that limit the users ability to understand context or perform strategic analyses. For unstructured data, we need to re-imagine what types of visualisations enable exploration in the way that geographic maps can. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
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(3.83, 6 ratings)
This talk discusses the broad design considerations necessary for effective visualizations. Attendees will learn what's required for a visualization to be successful, gain insight for critically evaluating visualizations they encounter, and come away with new ways to think about the visualization design process. Read more.
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Robert Munro (Idibon)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The majority of the world's data is now unstructured, non-English text. How can we extract useful information from it? Many of our assumptions about English do no carry over to other languages. This talk will give a high-level overview of how languages vary, what current language technologies can (and cannot) achieve, and how we can process and visualize this information at scale. Read more.
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Louis Perrochon (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 4 ratings)
Crunch 40 years worth of daily global satellite data at the push of a button, perform spatial analyses on GBs of your own GIS data and securely share the results privately or publish to 1B Google Earth users. This talk will focus on how what was once the realm of a few is now easily and intuitively accessible from the comfort of your Chrome browser. Read more.
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Ballroom CD
Alexander Gray (Skytree, Inc.), Monica Rogati (Jawbone), Julie Steele (Silicon Valley Data Science), Douglas van der Molen (ClearStory Data)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
The Great Debate series returns to Strata. In this Oxford-style debate, two opposing teams take opposing positions. We poll the audience, and the teams try to sway opinions. It'll be a fast-paced, sometimes irreverent look at some of the core challenges of putting data to work. Read more.

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