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
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