AnalyticsZone's 5-Part Visualization Series presented by IBM Expert Noah Iliinsky
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The AnalyticsZone is pleased to bring you another 5-part best practices webcast series entitled, Creating Effective Visualizations as presented by IBM Visualization Expert, Noah Iliinsky.
Creating Effective Visualizations Series (5-Part): Summary
The world produces more than 2.5 exabytes of data every day. Visualization is one key approach to gaining insight from this flood of big data. Visualization makes data accessible, and is one of the best ways to analyze and understand the huge volumes that we're accumulating. Visualization gives us fast access to actionable insight. And visualizations are compelling, often much more so than isolated facts or text.
But, just as visualization is key to unlocking answers buried deep within our data, an ineffective or poorly designed or chosen visualization can hide the insight needed to make more informed business decisions.
This series will teach you how to design effective visualizations enabling you to understand your data, then identify what's important, and, ultimately, make the right decisions.
Here's a breakdown of each talk:
Talk 1: Four Pillars of Visualization
This talk discusses the broad design considerations necessary for effective visualizations. You will learn what’s required for a visualization to be successful, gain insight for critically evaluating visualizations you encounter, and come away with new ways to think about the visualization design process.
To be most effective, a visualization must have, in this order:
This talk will define these four pillars, reveal why they must be selected in this order, and discuss the importance and impact each has on your visualization.
(Click here to access Talk 1's slides.)
Talk 2: Deeper Visualization Examples
For this talk we'll examine and discuss several examples from the domains of time series data, geographic data, and network data. Some of the examples show common approaches, while most are different and interesting takes on how to represent these common data types in uncommon ways. The goal of this talk is to provide ideas, and to show that there are alternate structures available that will highlight different aspects of data.
Click here to access Talk 2's slides.)
Talk 3: Choosing the Right Structure for Your Visualization (Tuesday, November 12th at 1pm Eastern Time)
There are many ways to visualize any given data set. Choosing the right structure makes the difference between highlighting the right data and hiding it. In this talk we'll review common, archetypal visualization structures, discuss the strengths of each and when each is appropriate, and talk about some structures you should never use.
(Click here to access Talk 3's slides.)
Talk 4: Choosing Good Encodings for Your Visualization
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Time: 1pm Eastern Time (New York City, USA
Should color represent region or rate? Would you use size to represent flavor or sweetness? Can position represent both categories and quantities at the same time? There are (usually) right answers for all of these questions, based in the science of how we perceive various visual properties. This talk reveals the foundations of good encoding, and dives deeply into the encoding cheat-sheet discussed in lecture #1.
Talk 5: Critique - Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 1pm Eastern Time)
Bring your own or a coworker’s visualization to this session. In a constructive way, we’ll apply the principles we learned in our previous sessions to improve the effectiveness of your visualization or extol its virtues as an excellent example of an effective visualization.
Please continue to check back here as your resource for this Creating Effective Visualization Series. I will have updates on when and where the on demand replays are available as well as other information pertinent to this topic.
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Tim O'Bryan, Product Manager - AnalyticsZone