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Two Sessions: Colourful Design & Visual Analytics Evolution


Our first meetup of 2014 looks to be a must attend.

Meetup Agenda:

1. VDV Group News (5 mins)

2. Session One:

Colourful Design: Colour for information visualisation

This presentation will consider the properties of light and the physical and psychological phenomena of colour and how these can affect choices in visual design for data encoding and information visualization.

David Darvill, is Associate Director of the Vancouver Institute for Visual Analytics and Adjunct Professor at the School of Interactive Art and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University.

3. Session Two: 

Visual Analytics: How we got here

This presentation will trace the evolution of information, data and scientific visualization and the genesis of Visual Analytics in the last two decades, leading to how and why Visual Analytics will be a key element in the new Analytics and Big Data movement.

Jean-Sebastien Mercier is the Managing Director of the Vancouver institute for Visual Analytics.

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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  • Wayne C.

    Anyone interesting in getting a copy of JS presentation, please email me directly.

    February 12, 2014

  • Trisch L.

    I found technicals issues like too much light on screen, no mic and overloaded slides made it very challenging for the presenters to present and the attendees to absorb the information.

    February 7, 2014

  • Martin F

    Rather too much info! Just as scientists, analysts or other specialists might initially need data visualization techniques to explore data, and then simplify or generalize the data, perhaps in the form of "infographics", in order to communicate their findings to the Pointy Haired Boss or Joe Public, Jean-Sebastien could have dumbed it all down for us, for easier digestion!

    February 6, 2014

  • Ron M.

    A lot of interesting information presented. This could easily have been two sessions, but they were relevant to each other.

    February 6, 2014

  • Kai C.

    For some reason I wasn't able to revise my RSVP on the mobile earlier. Sorry that I couldn't advise earlier and could not make it last minute due to car trouble.

    February 5, 2014

  • Cindy G.

    Wayne... Just revised my RSVP as I can't make it. Hope there will be a similar event soon!

    February 5, 2014

  • Judi P.

    aaaaRRRGGG. Now I can't make it either. Hope there's another one.

    February 5, 2014

  • David D.

    Also coming down with something and don't want to spread it. Hoping there will be some recording/video of this talk.

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • Casey

    I'm still getting over a cold and I don't want to spread anything.
    Will this be taped?
    I suppose I could wear a mask :)

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • Bamdad

    I really would like to attend, but ironically I have my Business Analytics class in BCIT at the exact same time!

    February 4, 2014

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