Social Media Data Visualization: Mapping the World's Conversations

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Saturday 12th March, 2011

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

As individuals and companies across the world rely more and more heavily on social media, data visualization has become sine qua non in not only displaying analytics and metrics, but also in understanding macro and micro trends by platform, network and individual.

This panel will explore information design, data visualization, relationship mapping and statistics -- and how they all fit together to create compelling infographics, data visualizations and dynamic dashboards in hot pursuit of the holy grail of information design: make it more digestible and more human. Proposed by well-known data visualization firm JESS3 (see especially: The Conversation Prism and The State of the Internet), the panel will not only share insights into what makes a good infographic or social media data visualization, but also seek to explore the significance of these graphics in relation to the expanding reach and uses of social media as not just tellers of social media stories, but part of larger content-based communications strategies.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Adam Bly

Founder of @seedmag @scienceblogs and @VisualizingOrg bio from Twitter

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Robin Richards

Love telling stories with data. Designing infographics, building data visualisation journeys, crafting UX, pushing the relationship between data and UI. Hello. bio from Twitter

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Benjamin Wiederkehr

Interaction Designer, Managing Director of @ixt and Editor of @datavis.

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Eric Friedman

Director of Business Development @ Foursquare - Blogger at EricGFriedman.com - Entrepreneur on a few projects bio from Twitter

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sat 12th March 2011


Ballroom B, Austin Convention Center

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