This is in partnership with USF's Data Visualization Speaker Series (http://usfca.edu/artsci/data-vis). More information on the series at: http://usfca.edu/artsci/data-vis
Let’s have a think about data visualisation thinking
In this talk, Andy will explore the breadth and depth of thinking in data visualisation. He will take a horizontal look at the many different skill sets, attributes and disciplines that make up the craft of visualisation designer, focusing on the distinct scientific and artistic sensibilities. Taking a vertical view, Andy will then dive in to the depths and nuances of one particular perspective of data-driven design thinking.
Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualisation specialist and editor of http://visualisingdata.com . He offers design consultancy and delivers training workshops around the world. He has published a book on the visualisation design process and is now working on a second title. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a part-time researcher at the University of Leeds, UK.
UPDATE: The venerable Santiago Ortiz (http://moebio.com) will be visiting San Francisco from Argentina, and he has agreed to speak at our event! Santiago will give a brief opening talk, then Andy will present, and finally Scott Murray will moderate Q&A as a panel discussion. (You can have a panel of two, right?) This event was just upgraded from “quite thrilling” to “absolutely cannot miss.”
6:30–7:00 Doors open, socializing, food, drinks
7:00–7:15 Opening talk by Santiago Ortiz
7:15–8:00 Presentation by Andy Kirk
8:00–9:00 Moderated Q&A panel discussion, plus more socializing
We will be meeting at USF's McLaren Hall, which is accessible via the Muni 5 or 31 buses. Here's a map to guide you to the hall on campus. For more transportation options, see: http://usfca.edu/artsci/data-vis