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Information Design for an Instrumented World

by Hannah Donovan

Published October 12, 2011 in Design

In a world where all our online interactions – and increasingly offline ones too – are logged and measured, how do designers integrate and present this information in a meaningful way?

Whether it be real-time Twitter search results, Last.fm listening history or personal Fitbit stats, we now expect services to serve up, compare and contextualize the most interesting bits of our behaviour from the scores of data they collect about us.

If you want to add stats, graphs and other bits of lifestream data to your web app, this workshop is for you. Leave with an understanding of how to wrestle with interaction design challenges such as: dealing with too much/too little user-generated data; what to show different user types (e.g. logged in/out users); when to show aggregate vs. individual datasets and more.