Brian Suda – Visualising Data

Web Directions @media 2011, London, May 26th 1:40pm.

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is estimated to produce 15 petabytes of data per year. This is difficult to store let alone understand!

With connected devices quickly out numbering connected people, we are soon going to be swamped with data. Visualising the constant stream of information we are collecting so that it can be better understood is going to be a critical task.

In this presentation, I’ll walk you through a quick overview of some basic chart and graph design, then look at how easy it is to write some quick scripts in your favourite language to produce beautiful graphics. SVG is an under-​​rated technology, but it can be created programmatically and quickly to visualise data.

About Brian Suda

Photo of Brian SudaBrian Suda is an informatician residing in Reykjavík, Iceland. He has spent a good portion of each day connected to Internet after discovering it back in the mid-1990s. Most recently, he has written a book on the topic of charts and graphs entitled Designing with Data. His own little patch of Internet can be found at suda.co.uk where many past projects and crazy ideas can be found.

Follow Brian on Twitter: @briansuda

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  1. […] Brian Suda: Visualising Data Briani ideaaliks on minimalism. Igal diagrammil ja graafikul tuleks graafikat vähendada nii palju kui võimalik. Brian demonstreeris meile edukalt, kuidas graafika puudumine võib olla niisama visuaalne kui selle olemasolu. Teine näide, mida Brian demos, oli see kuidas 3D graafikutega saab hõlpsalt andmeid manipuleerida ja visuaalselt vale või puudulikku informatsiooni edastada. Marketingi inimestele see muidugi meeldib, sest nii saab oma firmat tihtipeale paremaks tembeldada kui reaalsus on. Pikemalt saab Briani teooriatest lugeda ta raamatust: Designing with Data Briani Slaidid. […]

  2. […] Briani ideaaliks on minimalism. Igal diagrammil ja graafikul tuleks graafikat vähendada nii palju kui võimalik. Brian demonstreeris meile edukalt, kuidas graafika puudumine võib olla niisama visuaalne kui selle olemasolu. Teine näide, mida Brian demos, oli see kuidas 3D graafikutega saab hõlpsalt andmeid manipuleerida ja visuaalselt vale või puudulikku informatsiooni edastada. Marketingi inimestele see muidugi meeldib, sest nii saab oma firmat tihtipeale paremaks tembeldada kui reaalsus on. Pikemalt saab Briani teooriatest lugeda ta raamatust: Designing with Data Briani Slaidid. […]