Data Visualization for Web Designers: You Already Know How to Do This

Tom Carden (Bloom)
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Today’s web developer is armed with a powerful suite of tools optimized for writing network-aware, data-driven, interactive graphical applications. Modern web browsers provide a powerful flexible programming language (Javascript), an expressive and elaborate styling system (CSS) and two robust, battle tested document models (HTML and SVG). In the rare cases these aren’t enough, new technologies like WebGL and Canvas can fill the gaps and old standbys like Flash haven’t gone anywhere. You know how to do this!

In this session we’ll:

  • take a look at the best examples of interactive, web-based data visualization and talk about how they work and what they achieve (and where they fail)
  • explore the tools, techniques and resources out there for today’s web developers and designers working with graphical presentations of data (e.g. Processing JS, Protovis, D3, Google Maps, etc.)
  • look to the future of data visualization online and what features new technologies like WebGL will offer that we haven’t seen before
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Tom Carden

Bloom

Tom creates dynamic and interactive graphics, maps, and data visualizations for the web. At Stamen Design he created innovative software for clients like Microsoft, MSNBC, Trulia, and the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Previously, wrote passenger flow simulation software for YRM, a London-based architectural studio. He was an active and early participant in the Processing and OpenStreetMap communities and has spoken at conferences including South by Southwest, UX Week, ETech, and Where 2.0. He holds a B.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence with Mathematics from the University of Leeds and an M.Sc. in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation from University College London.

Sponsors
  • Bundle
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • .CO
  • Serve (amex)
  • Tagged
  • Berlin Partner
  • IBT
  • OpenSRS
  • PR Newswire
  • RIM
  • SoftLayer
  • StrataScale Inc.
  • TokBox

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