Data Visualization as Interface

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Infographics or data visualizations tend to be the output of journalistic or scientific research. You may be wowed by their aesthetics or insightfulness, but that is usually the end of the story. However, if you turn the process on its end and treat visualisations as an input rather than as an output, you might see things from an entirely different perspective. In this talk, I will talk about the journey I took while exploring this possibillity, sharing some tips to make your data visualisation more engaging and perhaps even convincing you to give the d3 JavaScript library a try. In fact, it all started at last year's Bacon conference…

  • Makoto is a software developer at New Bamboo, based in London. He is the organiser of the London d3.js Meetup and published a series of screencast called "The Joy of d3.js" a commit-by-commit guide to building Hans Rosling's "GapMinder" data visualisation in d3.js. In his spare time, he does (Hot) Yoga, or works on the Benkyo Player, a video caption search and note sharing site for MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) videos.