We all love maps, because maps are great. That’s why we’re here, right? But it turns out that sometimes maps aren’t the right answer when it comes to visually presenting data with a spatial component. Noah Iliinsky will discuss why, and how to figure out when to not map your data. And of course some examples will be shown where a better choice is a non-standard map, and some where the best representation doesn’t involve a map at all.
Noah Iliinsky strongly believes in the power of intentionally crafted communication. He has spent the last several years thinking, writing, and speaking about best practices for designing visualizations, informed by his graduate work in user experience and interaction design. He is a frequent speaker in both industry and academic contexts, and an occasional judge of visualization contest. He has a master’s in Technical Communication from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s in Physics from Reed College. Noah works as a Visualization Expert at IBM’s Center for Advanced Visualization.
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