Session: Visualisations and Infographics: How to gain users and influence people
Wednesday, 10:00 - 10:50
This class will talk about the value of good visualisations for conveying information and getting your story across. Whether that's a location privacy scandal that caused US Senate hearings, or something more day-to-day, when you're dealing with messy data presenting it in the right manner can mean the difference between fame and obscurity. A successful application, or an ignominious failure.
Will be talking in general about design an presentation of large data sets. General understanding of big data would be helpful, but no real experience necessary.
Attendees should leave with a better understanding of the usefulness of visualisation when dealing with large or messy data sets.
Alasdair Allan is the author of Learning iPhone Programming and Programming iPhone Sensors published by O'Reilly Media. He is a senior research fellow at the University of Exeter working on machine learning and its applications in real time, real world, systems. He also runs a small technology consulting business writing bespoke software, building open hardware and providing training.