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The Science of Visual Analysis

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Join us to hear from Tableau, the top company in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. Food, free parking, and great company.

Visual analysis is an iterative process for working with data that exploits the power of the human visual system. The formal core of visual analysis is the mapping of data to appropriate visual representations.

In this talk, you’ll learn:
- What years of research by psychologists, statisticians and others have taught us about designing great visualizations
- Fundamental principles for designing effective data views for yourself and others
- How to systematically analyze data using your visual system

By Francois Ajenstat - Senior Director, Product Management, Tableau Software

As Director of Product Management, Francois Ajenstat is responsible for product strategy and product planning combining customer and partner feedback to set the strategic vision and leading the execution of new features and products. Prior to joining Tableau, Francois worked at Microsoft for 10 years in a number of different groups including SQL Server, Office and Trustworthy Computing. Prior to joining Microsoft, Francois worked for Cognos Corporation (acquired by IBM) leading strategic alliances with key industry partners such as IBM, HP, and Microsoft.

Beyond this vendor-neutral one hour presentation on visual analysis, we are working to bring in a local Tableau customer to present on their use of the platform.