Thoughts on Visualization

Thoughts on Visualization

Presented to an small audience. In collaboration with Anne Gonnella

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Alberto Conti

April 30, 2012
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  1. Visualizing (Financial) Data Alberto Conti & Anne Gonnella JWST Innovation

    Team
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  3. “Data visualization is just a tool, but good data visualization

    takes the burden of effort off the brain and puts it on the eyes” Stephen Few
  4. “When I am working on a problem, I never think

    about beauty... but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” Richard Fuller
  5. “Visualization allows information to be derived from data, i.e. we

    look at the picture and gain insight” Anne Gonnella
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  9. TELL A STORY

  10. From Data to Stories 1. Data + People with knowledge

    of the data 2. Compiled and presented in one place 3. You reveal the story within the data 4. Automate 5. Make it interactive: users explore and find their stories
  11. 1. Data + People with knowledge of the data

  12. 2. Compiled and presented in one place Congratulations on a

    great 1st step!
  13. 3. You reveal the story within the data

  14. 4. Automate

  15. 4. Automate

  16. 4. Automate

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  18. 5. Make it interactive so that users can explore and

    find new stories Zillow NYTimes
  19. TELL A STORY

  20. Next Steps 1. Take the PMO monthly and make into

    an infographic 2. Automate the creation of the PMO monthly infographic 3. Move the PMO monthy to a web dashboard
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  22. Next Steps: Implementation We need to match a few people

    with different skills Someone who understands the data and the story it tells (PMO) Someone with the skill to interpret that using visualizations (JIT) Someone with the technical ability to automate this and make a dashboard (Chad is working on a dashboard now) has