This talk was held on the "beyond tellerrand – web" conference from November 20th to 22nd, 2011 in Düsseldorf.
The world is drowning in data. It always has been. Making sense of that data and deriving meaningful insights has been left to professional statisticians. Up until recently that is. Info-graphics & data visualisations are popping up everywhere and they don't always make sense. Many horrible acts have been committed in the name of "Making this chart seem a bit more fun"
Getting the right data, and then getting the data right is a significant design challenge that touches on more domains than a UX designer will initially be familiar with.
If you intend to work with large data sets to answer questions about your company or application, or if you are tasked with summarising large amounts of data, or even if you've just been told to "design the new dashboard" then this is the session for you.
Video of the talk: