Jess Bachman, creative director of Visual.ly will talk about how he has created some of the most viral infographics on the internet.
Jess is also the creator of the Death and Taxes posters - you can see more of his work here: http://byjess.net/.
6:30 - 7:00 pm - Pizza and beer
7:00 -8:00 pm - Talk
8:00- 8:30 - Networking, questions
Thanks to our event and venue sponsor Trulia!
Hope to see all of you there,
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Jess's talk and slides have been posted. If you missed it or if you want to review, you can check them out here: http://blog.visual.ly/creating-viral-infographics/
0 · July 25, 2012
This was a highly informative and entertaining presentation. Thank you!
0 · July 20, 2012
0 · July 19, 2012
Short, concise, but full of helpful info on creating viral infographics, plus a touch of humor mixed in!
Interesting, creative presentation! Focused mostly on conceptual grounds, leaving behind the practical side of "create" (s/w tools, design techniques). Still, for the creative focus, it was very stimulating.
Really good speaker - funny and informative
Is Jess Bachman the Lady Gaga of Data Visualization or the Bon Iver of Infographics?
I appreciated the speaker's strong POV--something a good designer must have (which you would know if you ever watched Project Runway)--and I found this presentation both edifying and entertaining. (What more can the infographic consumer ask for?)
If I could (turn back time and) ask the speaker a question, it would have been about credibility vs. virality. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but when I see a data graphic with "non-standard shapes" or other questionable iconography my reaction is to dismiss it, not pass it along.
Hans Rosling is "chart junk personified"? No. We don't need Rosling to interpret his famous graphic for us. When I first saw that video, I muted my laptop and watched it in silence, repeatedly. 6 variables plotted in 2 dimensions, without any non-traditional visual data elements? Awe. I checked YouTube. Total views of Hans Rosling videos on page 1: 7,559,809. Who's viral now?
0 · July 18, 2012
Jess is a rockstar!!
I can bring recording equipment for the next meetup. Unfortunately I will miss this one. Also, for anyone who is stronger on the programming side and uses Nathan Yau's book, you can effectively learn illustrator at lynda com He uses illustrator to put finishing touches on his visualizations.
0 · July 17, 2012
Hey guys, can anyone help us with recording (with equipment) for this meetup? We would love to put it out and share it in the community post the event.
0 · July 16, 2012
@stoney tx for the hint, will check
0 · July 7, 2012
You might consider a book like Visualize This by Nathan Yau of the flowingdata blog. He discusses scraping and tidying data as well as using R. http://book.flowingdata.com/
0 · July 6, 2012
Is there a possibility to join Remote?
0 · July 3, 2012
Not really. This won't be a tutorial per se -but more of Jess's experience of what creates viral infographics. We'll try to record it.
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