[event] UX Brighton: Information visualisation mini event

23 Jul 2010 - 10:10am
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Danny Hope
2008

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Who: Jan Srutek of Flow What: Information visualisation – more than just eye candy When:10 August Where: Brighton Info: http://uxbrighton.org.uk/information-visualisation-mini-event/

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This is a smaller event than usual but it will be a good one.

Information Visualisation (InfoVis) is a domain that has gained a lot of attention recently. The mass media seem to have fallen in love with information design too – feeding us with an infographic a day. But despite the great potential for representing data visually, a lot of the potential is currently being wasted. Just because something is graphically depicted does not mean it is useful and usable. The challenge is to design InfoVis tools and infographics that will allow its users to actually gain valuable insights from the data. The talk will present some of the advantages of visual communication, along with the challenges for design and evaluation of InfoVis tools.

Jan works as User Experience Consultant at User-Centred Design agency Flow interactive in London. Before joining Flow Jan worked as an Information Architect designing Web2.0 online community services and corporate websites. He also has experience as a Business Analyst for Online Marketing at SITA, a global IT company operating in the air transport industry. Since at Flow, Jan has completed research and design projects for a number of clients including Transport for London, Tesco, HAYS, GAVI Alliance, and Standard Life. Apart from his capabilities in user-centred design methods, Jan is interested in Information Visualisation, Web Analytics, and Search Engine Optimisation. Jan has a BSc in Information and Communication Management and an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction from University College London.

-- Danny Hope User Experience Design, Brighton UK http://dannyhope.co.uk http://2010.uxbrighton.org.uk +44 (0)7595 226 792

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