How to Build a Large Scale Data Visualization

THU, JAN 15, 2015 (46:52)

Large publishers like the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg are creating impressive visualizations with teams of designers and developers. Recreating a similar project might seem out of reach for the non-professional; however many of the tools used to build visualizations are open source and freely available. With a good understanding of visual design anyone can apply the same techniques and come up with a great data visualization. Discover how well-crafted data visualizations can make a powerful impact in your professional work and learn the skills necessary to share your insights through compelling visualizations. Mike Barry and Brian Card shared their insights, experiences, and best practices for working with data visualizations. Here’s an example: Visualizing MBTA Data Presented at Simmons College Main College in Boston, MA. (Jan. 2015)

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Mike Barry is a Software Engineer at Twitter who focuses on backend services and data analysis. He has bachelor’s degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and is currently working on a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Brian Card is a Software Engineer at Viasat who focuses on UI design and network management. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Union College and is working on a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Data Visualization: How to Do It and Do It Well