Come and expand your deign skillset by learning how to visualize data for optimal communication. Many prominent data visualization experts express the opinion that our society is not yet living in an “Information Age”, but is still stuck in a “Data Age”. The technology for amassing data is quickly advancing, yet the skillsets and methods for making sense of this data remain less developed. We constantly hear excitement over concepts like “Big Data” but with very little advancement in providing equally ‘Big Insights’. Fortunately, there is a steadily growing community of ‘data sense-makers’ who are passionate about transforming raw numbers into visual enlightenment. It is both an art and a science.
In this workshop, participants will learn about principles of human perception and how they relate to the communication of data. You will then have ample opportunity to practice visualizing data and comparing your own creations to that of your peers and the instructor. We will discuss the pros and cons to different approaches and have fun as we learn.
About Thomas Watkins, of 3Leaf Consulting:
Thomas Watkins is a thought leader, speaker and industry practitioner located in Houston TX. He is a life-long learner who has a passion for bringing greater clarity to the world. Thomas has made it his career’s focus to combine technology with design psychology in order to drive business success. He specializes in helping his business partners bring their own brilliant ideas to life, by translating complexity into simplicity. The scope of his work has included interface design for mobile, SaaS system architecture, usability research, and data visualization.
AIGA Member: $20
*Registration at the door will be card only.
Parking at the Iron Yard:
Street Parking. Do not park in the garage across the street.