DevSum16: Walt Ritscher- From Dull to Dazzling: How Visualization and InfoGraphics enhance data comprehension

Ta del av Walt Ritschers session From Dull to Dazzling: How Visualization and InfoGraphics enhance data comprehension

Our applications and devices are gathering and storing data at unprecedented levels. Once the information is in our data centers, we need tools to help us understand the hidden knowledge contained in that stockpile. We’ve got BI tools that can help, but at some point in the data analytics cycle you need to show results to the stakeholder. That’s when choosing the correct visual representation of the data becomes vital. Do it wrong, and the data is merely wrapped in pretty graphics; do it right, and clear and meaningful patterns appear like magic. In the past decade there has been an explosion of research on better ways to present data in graphical form. These techniques (known as data visualization or information graphics) are becoming a must-have skill for UI developers. This session explores the overall concepts that make data easier to grasp. Do you know the best way to show data to your users, so that the information is clear and understandable? Come to this session to learn how to make your data shine.