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Workshop: How to design data visualizations to inform, delight & change behavior

  • Jun 11, 2013 · 6:30 PM

What's more likely to get you to exercise? A statistic that counts how many minutes you've been sitting down at your desk? Or a little figurine on your desk, that slouches into an unhealthy contorted position if you sit for too long?

Spencer Gerrol, CEO of the design consultancy SPARK Experience, and previously Executive Director of Human Factors International, will talk about how to design data interventions. He's not talking about how to make a prettier chart; instead: how to provide data to people in more meaningful, creative, and effective ways that help them change their behavior. 

He'll teach us the principles of data design based in academic research and his real world work at SPARK Experience, and show us how these principles can be applied in everyday products like UP by Jawbone.  

This won't be just a normal talk though -- we're doing a hands-on workshop.  The first half will be learning the design principles. In the second half, we'll work together on concrete design concepts and learn from each other's ideas. 

6:30-7  Fabulous food & adult beverages
7-7:30  Spencer's principles of data design
7:30-8  Hands-on workshop

 

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  • Kristina C.

    Fabulous presentation with great examples and takeaways. I enjoyed the audience participation, as it made for a lively event. Thanks!

    June 12, 2013

  • Jon F.

    Gracious hosts/organizer - useful content, great presenter. Thanks to all involved for putting together a successful event!

    June 12, 2013

  • Jasmine S.

    Great meetup and fascinating event. Follow-on to the smoking cessation conversation (esp re smokers with kids) - Thai Health Board ad up for best commercial, worth a watch. #5: Smoking Kid. http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter/which-one-of-these-8-commercials-will-win-ad-of-the-year

    June 12, 2013

  • Leigh B.

    Great presentation! And it made a difference in my "Tree info graphic." You can see the change I made to it this morning Here: http://bit.ly/11lE8wg The project should be finished today.

    June 12, 2013

  • Naser C.

    Excellent meetup and presentation. Thank you!

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presenter did a great job of conveying the information and including the attendees.

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • :)

    Great presentation and speaker - just the right amount of time and information - with relevance, humor, and audience interaction.

    June 11, 2013

  • Turo D.

    My first time - generally good speaker, but went too long. Very generous libations!

    June 11, 2013

  • Mindy G.

    Very engaging!

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent.

    June 11, 2013

  • Robert A.

    I'm running a few minutes late, will I still be able to get in? :-(

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    argh - cant make it

    June 11, 2013

  • Wendi C.

    My apologies for the late change, but hoping someone may take the spot. Would it be possible to share some of the slides on the site after the event?

    June 11, 2013

  • Sotiris 'Sam' R.

    Daddy duty calls! I hope someone can fill the seat

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are notes/slides/research going to be posted to this page? Please say yes, I'm stuck late at work!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • James S.

    Soooo tired

    June 11, 2013

  • Caroline W.

    I look forward to meeting you all! If you are looking for a Senior UI position at a burgeoning start-up, please come introduce yourself!

    June 11, 2013

  • Melanie g.

    I'm so sorry I can no longer make it tomorrow. Hope to be at an event in the near future!

    1 · June 10, 2013

  • Kurosh

    cool.... i'd been trying to figure out a mechanism for accessing phone sensors without eating up battery--- hardware interrupts and high-level access is a problem though

    maybe various wearable tech is going to be the appropriate avenue

    June 10, 2013

  • Jon F.

    Looking forward to it.

    2 · June 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing you all at nclud tomorrow night!

    June 10, 2013

  • Dan B.

    This sounds like a great program. I can't make the time it's scheduled for, though. Any chance of a mid-day second session?

    June 10, 2013

  • adam m.

    I work for a app buidling and analytics company

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to it!

    June 5, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Tentative

    May 21, 2013

    • Chris F.

      This looks very interesting.

      May 21, 2013

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