The Science of Powerful Data Visualization

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Data visualization is a general term to describe any effort to help people understand the significance of data by putting it in a visual context. Important stories live in our data, and data visualization is a powerful way to discover, understand, and share these stories with others. Conveying the meaning behind the story is most effective when the information is easily and rapidly grasped by our eyes so that our brains can readily understand. Executing this process effectively is much more a science than an art, and requires an understanding of how human perception works. Join Silvia in this journey where we will walk through how our brains decode information and how we can leverage perceptual principles to create meaningful graphical interfaces between people and data.

About the speaker:
Silvia Convento is a User Researcher working at ChaiOne. Before joining the UX world, she was a researcher in cognitive sciences. Her research focused on how the human brain perceives and combines information provided by the different senses. A year ago, she decided to combine her passion for technology and her knowledge of human psychology to craft user experiences. Since then, she has been working as part of the ChaiOne UX team to help Fortune 500 companies achieving their business goals by improving the user experience of their tools and services.

Location:
9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 850, Houston, TX 77046.

Parking:
Please park in the visitors’ garage for 9 Greenway located on City Club Drive. You will be provided with a validation ticket inside.

Building Access:
Cross the breezeway from the parking garage and press the button to speak to security. Let them know that you are going to the 8th floor for a meeting at ChaiOne.

Elevators:
Find the elevator bank that travels to floors 2 - 12. An event coordinator or a ChaiOne team member will meet you to unlock the elevator and send you to the 8th floor. ChaiOne is located right next to the elevator bank when you exit the elevator. Ring the doorbell to the right of the door and someone will let you in.