Effective Data Visualization with David Giard

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Effective Data Visualization

We spend much of our time collecting and analyzing data. That data is only useful if it can be displayed in a meaningful, understandable way.

Yale professor Edward Tufte presented many ideas on how to effectively present data to an audience or end user.

In this session, David Giard will explain some of Tufte's most important guidelines about data visualization and how you can apply those guidelines to your own data. You will learn what to include, what to remove, and what to avoid in your charts, graphs, maps and other images that represent data.

About David Giard

David Giard has been developing solutions using Microsoft technologies since 1993. He is a Microsoft MVP; a member of the INETA Board of Directors; and a past President of the Great Lakes Area .Net User Group. David has presented at dozens of conferences and user groups around the Midwest. He is a recovering certification addict and holds an MCTS, MCSD, MCSE, and MCDBA, as well as a BS and an MBA. He is the host and producer of the mildly popular online TV show Technology and Friends. He is the co-author of the Wrox book Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight. You can read his latest thoughts at www.DavidGiard.com (http://www.davidgiard.com/). David lives in Michigan with his two sons.


THE HOW: We will be meeting at the Quicken Loans Chase Building Security Desk and will go up to the meeting room from there. The Security Desk for Quicken Loans is off the Northeast entrance of the Chase Building (closest to Campus Martius).

FOR PARKING: There is Visitor Parking available at the Compuware Parking Garage on Farmer Street for $5 after 6:00pm for the evening.

PLEASE NOTE: Please register here for the event even if you are not certain you will be attending. We need to provide Security at Quicken Loans a list of potential attendees 48 hours prior to the meeting.