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November 2015

FFunction to present at Strata+Hadoop

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It's just been announced that FFunction director Sebastien Pierre will present at world-renowned conference series Strata+Hadoop in San Jose next March. With the working title, 'A few things engineers can learn from designers,' the talk will be aimed at engineers, product managers and designers of data-driven applications. 
"Feeding statistical models and ML algorithms are two of the most common uses for big data, but there is a whole sphere of visually-driven possibilities that engineers may not have fully considered. Data visualization has been successfully used to explore large datasets and communicate findings, taking advantage of the brain’s incredible visual processing power to unlock new information.
Over the last few years, designers, artists and researchers have been exploring in earnest the complex and intriguing aesthetics of data. From their findings, engineers can now learn how to tap into large databases and gain insight either by factoring in visual exploration in data-driven tools or improving the way information is presented to the user.
Using both theoretical and practical examples, you’ll learn about user interface and information architecture patterns that you can reuse in a variety of contexts, from data-driven applications to dashboards, while learning how designers approach these problems, and how you can translate and apply their perspective in a software engineering context."
  • Learn about visual perception and the visual language
  • Discover the range of effective options to turn data into visuals
  • Use UI/UX/IA patterns in your data-driven applications to drive insights
  • Learn how to effectively present data

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Rebecca Galloway