Web Directions Design 2019 The Design conference

Session Details

Andrea Lau

What to think about when designing maps: moving beyond generic and into amazing

Andrea Lau Co-founder SmallMultiples

Maps are everywhere. They are familiar, factual, and useful. But they also need to be designed: not by a professional cartographer who doesn't work on the web but by a visual designer. A designer who wants to create beautifully formed experiences but who has limited skills in dealing with geospatial files and what's possible technically. How do you go beyond tracing boundaries over static images of maps to get the vectors you're looking for?

This talk goes through all the nitty gritty details you never thought you needed to know about designing maps from shapefiles and QGIS to symbology and basemaps. We hope you leave with a better sense of the endless possibilities of how maps can look and function and how your design expertise can shape those experiences.

Andrea Lau

Andrea is a data visualisation specialist, co-founder and one of the directors of Small Multiples, a data visualisation studio based in Sydney. She is a strong advocate for data transparency and technology which brings this data to life for the people who it is most relevant to. Andrea has been a passionate teacher of data and visual literacy, including doing workshops for Guardian Australia; lecturing and tutoring final year at the University of Sydney and UTS and General Assembly.

Don't miss your chance to see Andrea Lau and many other inspiring speakers at Design 19.

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Australia's digital product design conference

Great design is no longer a nice to have for successful digital products, services and customer experiences. It's vitally important. Design brings world leading experts across the design spectrum to share their insights and expertise. If you are involved with the design of digital product or services, you can't afford to miss this one-of-a-kind Australian event. Only in Melbourne, arguably Australia's Design capital.

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