User experience design: empathy, insight and evaluation

A session at VIZBI 2013 Workshop on Visualizing Biological Data

Tuesday 19th March, 2013

2:30pm to 6:00pm

This practical, hands-on workshop introduces user experience (UX) design concepts and practices. We will cover how to gain insights by empathising with your audience, how to frame your data in the most effective ways, and how to evaluate visualisation systems.

You know your data inside and out. You know the science. You know the software and the tools. But how do you get to know your audience: the consumers of your data visualisations? In this workshop, Francis Rowland will introduce some of the concepts and practices that he applies in his work as a UX designer at the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute.

It can be challenging to close the gap between what your audience wants to know and what stories your data has to tell. As interactive visualisation becomes more and more relevant in the working world of science, the challenges only multiply - and that's where things start to get really fun. Bring your pens, paper and an open mind (laptops are welcome but not strictly necessary) and let's get started.

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Francis Rowland

UX designer; sketchnoter, aikidoka, family guy. Co-organiser of @camusability.

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Time 2:30pm6:00pm EST

Date Tue 19th March 2013

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