Two Sessions: Telling Lies With Maps and Visual Analytics in Video Game Design


It's been a while since the last meetup for Vancouver DataViz -- That said, let's get the ball rolling again! I'm super jazzed to have two speakers and to get the gang together again.

Meetup Agenda:

1. VDV Group News (5 mins)

2. Session One: How to Lie with Maps (20 mins)

-- John Schaub will be presenting a short talk on ‘How to Lie with Maps’ discussing the uses and pitfalls of maps in Data Visualization. John is the Director of Information Systems and Business Intelligence at HootSuite and is also developing the Introduction to Data Visualization course for BCIT’s Business Analytics program launching in September.

3. Session Visual Analytics in Video Game Design (20 mins)

-- Bardia Aghabeigi will outline how Visual analytics can be used as an assistive tool in design and production of video games. This presentation explore how they used interactive and animated Flow and Heat maps to narrate the players' experience in an oncoming RTS game named Hardware produced by Blackbird Interactive Inc. Bardia is a software engineer and data scientist who has worked more than 5 years in different software and game companies like Electronic Arts, Blackbird Interactive, Bardel Entertainments, and System Group. He holds a Master degree in User Research and Analytics from Simon Fraser University, and a Bachelor in Software Engineering.

4. Member Announcements

-- Any member can make a 30 second announcement (10 mins)

5. Networking (10 mins)

6. Wrap-up (5 mins)

We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • garrettwasny

    ditto: are slides available online for Telling Lies with Maps?

    1 · July 3, 2013

    • John S.­ You can download it as PDF or whatever.

      July 3, 2013

    • garrettwasny

      hey John. Excellent. Thanks so much. Garrett

      July 4, 2013

  • Fabiano P S.

    Can we find John' slides online?
    There are some really interesting things =)

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Jaime B.

    Thank you all for coming out! Big shout out to the speakers Bardia and John for doing a great job stepping up to present, as well as, Wayne for pushing this whole thing forward.

    We at Dell really appreciate you all coming out and really showing your support for Vancouver's Data Visualization meetup! Let's make this more awesome!

    Please feel free to add me on LinkedIn so we can stay in touch!­

    Jaime Bueza

    2 · July 2, 2013

  • Taejoon Y.

    Hope to see you all

    June 30, 2013

  • Ron M.

    Looking forward to it!

    June 27, 2013

  • Jaime B.

    Awesome. Just wondering Wayne, do we need to scale up to a bigger facility? We still have a week and it looks like there's a lot of interest in the two topics!


    June 27, 2013

  • Ho Ming L.

    coincide with company event. too bad. next time.

    June 26, 2013

  • Linda H.

    I am a prof who pioneered online education and teach about social media. I look forward to meeting this group.

    June 19, 2013

  • Keith

    Looking forward to learning more.
    Thanks to the organizers and presenters.

    June 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    ups... I arrive in Madrid the following day :( The agenda looks promising!

    Enjoy it!

    June 19, 2013

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