The "big data" revolution is here and has become more accessible than ever. There is now an overarching need to present this data in a way that helps the user understand and interact with this information in a more efficient/concise/simple/straight-forward manner. As Edward Tufte puts it, we're "mapping multiple dimensions of information on a 2D plot [a computer screen]." The purpose of this group is to bring together people who are interested in mapping data and visualizations and the artistically talented individuals who can bring new insight into the visualization realm. No experience is needed, but we can open the discussion from more static platforms such as ggplot2 (R) to highly interactive platforms such as d3.js.

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Welcome Data Artists of Pittsburgh!

  • September 25, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Data Artist Book Club

    24 Data artists | 5.00

    So I've been waiting for a good introductory book on visualizations and I found one called Data+Design, by Trina Chiasson. The best part is it's free! Link: https://... Learn more
  • May 12, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Learn about Storytelling with Data

    24 Data artists | 4.50

    Hello, I am going to be helping Patrick as co-organizer of the group.  I teach for Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the online Information Visualization MPS.... Learn more
  • March 26, 2014 · 6:00 PM

    Force-Directed Networks

    18 Data artists | 5.00

    OK.. Let's try and reboot this Data Viz Group! The best way I know how to do this is a change of scenery (Revv in Oakland) and hitting my sweet spot (Force-directed... Learn more
  • November 7, 2013 · 6:00 PM

    Social Event

    5 Data artists

    Let's mingle! The Pittsburgh Data Visualization & UX Pittsburgh group will be having a joint event where we can meet, grab some drinks or appetizers and get to know each... Learn more
  • October 23, 2013 · 7:00 PM

    Let's Make a Map!

    11 Data artists | 4.00

    So my first love, prior to network visualizations, are maps and cartography. D3, because it is a vector based graphic package, is a great tool to use to make maps. I... Learn more
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