Enormous quantities of data go unused or underused today, simply because people can't visualize the quantities and relationships within. The ability to convey specific data in a clear and understandable manner is a mix of science and art. Ben Fry, data visualization expert, will discuss principles of graphics design and dynamic visualization that can improve the insight gained from data. Ben will detail how all data problems begin with a question and end with a narrative construct that provides a clear answer without extraneous details. He will share several examples of projects and how each visualization conveys the unique properties of the data it represents: why the data was collected, what's interesting about it, and what stories it can tell.
Please join us to learn how a master of data visualization approaches how to answer questions and tell a story, not simply display information.
About The Thomson Reuters Knowledge Worker Innovation Series
A series of events where thought leaders discuss big data technology topics and trends. The series is proudly held in Boston's Innovation District – a neighborhood of innovators and entrepreneurs.