Hacking the visual norm by Nadieh Bremer

Amsterdam UX
Amsterdam UX
Public group
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There are so many visualization tools out there today, most with a pre-made set of charts. But trying to wrangle your data to fit (uncomfortably) into the default charts is not the right mindset. Adjust the visual to your data, not the other way around. You don't necessarily have to be a code wizard to let your creativity run free. Even with the defaults, you can become creative by using them in a different way, combining layouts or chart types to create something new, or even changing small pieces of code from existing visualization frameworks.

During this talk, Nadieh will take you through several of her data visualization projects and the experiments. Hopefully, by the end you’ll want to step outside of your "visualization" comfort zone and create charts that best display the insights in the data.


After graduating as an astronomer, Nadieh Bremer (https://nl.linkedin.com/in/nbremer) became a data scientist finding insights in the vast amounts of data that are hidden within many companies. It took a few years, before she figured out that she loved the visualization of the data and insights even more than the analysis itself. Today Nadieh works as a Data Visualization Designer at Adyen and shares her love to data visualization by giving talks at conferences and running her blog, VisualCinnamon.com (http://www.visualcinnamon.com/).


Publitas (https://www.publitas.com/) redefines the online shopping experience by creating the most beautiful way to publish online catalogs and helps merchants to inspire their shoppers on any device, sell from the catalog and increase conversion.


19:00 Welcome: pizza & drinks

19:30 “Hacking the visual norm”

20:30 Drinks & networking

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