Using Data Visualisation to tell stories and make the invisible visible!
From the ever accelerating volume of data generated by the sea of sensors pervading our built environment, to the dynamic unstructured traces we leave behind as we interact with social media, and the complex interrelationships being woven between all these 'systems', it is obvious to us all that new ways of gaining insight and communicating are needed in this era of Big Data.
Combined with high expectations within the enterprise driven from the consumer "app" world, traditional tools and techniques are less appropriate to the challenges we are all facing. Data Visualisation is an approach, as well as a medium, which can help highlight insights, tell stories and make the invisible visible.
During this talk Ben Hosken will present an overview of data visualisation, some good (and bad) examples of projects from around the world and outline some core techniques and processes you can use to start exploring the world of data visualisation in your own projects.
Ben Hosken is the founder of Flink Labs, a data visualisation studio based in Melbourne. Flink Labs designs and develop interactive data experiences that help you gain insights into, and communicate the intelligence in, your complex data.
With a focus on creating compelling stories and engaging interactive tools, Flink Labs aims to reveal insights that would otherwise remain invisible. Prior to starting Flink Labs, Ben was the Founder and CTO of AgentArts, a data mining and recommendation company which was sold to Microsoft in 2007. Ben holds two patents in data mining and predictive analytics.