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How to Win Friends and Influence People With Data Visualization

1/12/17 8:00 am

Speakers: Amanda Cinnamon

Room: Sagewood, Zebrawood

Tags: Cloud/Big Data, Design (UI/UX/CSS), Soft Skills / Business

Category: General Session


Data visualization and infographics are hot topics in today’s information-saturated environment, yet the dialogue tends to focus on tools and methodology. Rarely does anyone take the time to understand what makes a graphic powerful. High quality visual elements are those that are easy to read and quickly convey a message. This session discusses the principles of good data visualization, including the concepts of cognitive load, preattentives, and data-ink ratio. See examples of how thoughtful selection of visual elements can transform a lack-luster plot into a meaningful image that will help you tell a compelling story and leave a lasting impression.