Telling Stories with Maps

A session at Where 2012

Monday 2nd April, 2012

9:00am to 10:15am (PST)

We will discuss how to figure out what story to tell, select the right data, and pick appropriate layout and encodings. The goal is to learn how to create a map that conveys appropriate knowledge to a specific audience (which may include the designer).

We’ll briefly discuss tools, including pencil and paper. No prior technology or graphic design experience is necessary. An awareness of some basic user-centered design concepts will be helpful. Understanding of your specific data or data types will help immensely. We’ll have a dataset on-hanf to work with.

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Noah Iliinsky

Visualization & interaction designer. Feminist. Practical cyclist. Author of vis books: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/4419My tweets: my opinions.

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Time 9:00am10:15am PST

Date Mon 2nd April 2012


Yerba Buena Salon 1 - 3, San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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Books by speaker

  • Designing Data Visualizations
  • Beautiful Visualization

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