Data Visualization Speaker Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
McLaren Conference Center 250
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Engle, Sophie Jean
(415) 422-4174
Computer Science

Andy Kirk: Let’s have a think about data visualization thinking.

In this talk, Andy will explore the breadth and depth of thinking in data visualisation. He will take a horizontal look at the many different skill sets, attributes and disciplines that make up the craft of visualisation designer, focusing on the distinct scientific and artistic sensibilities. Taking a vertical view, Andy will then dive in to the depths and nuances of one particular perspective of data-driven design thinking.


6:30–7:00 Doors open, socializing, food, drinks

7:00–8:00 Speaker's presentation

8:00–9:00 More socializing, Q&A

Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualisation specialist and editor of He offers design consultancy and delivers training workshops around the world. He has published a book on the visualisation design process and is now working on a second title. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a part-time researcher at the University of Leeds, UK.

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