On-Demand Webinar

How to See and Understand Big Data

Visual analysis is an iterative process that exploits the power of the human visual system to help people work with all kinds of data. When data is big, people must overcome the challenges of wide data, tall data and data from multiple sources. In this talk, Dr. Mackinlay will describe how people working with data can address these challenges. The key technique is to use multiple coordinated views of data during visual analysis and storytelling with data.

You'll learn:

  • What research and practice have taught us about designing great visualizations and dashboards
  • Fundamental principles for designing effective coordinated views for yourself and others
  • How to systematically analyze data from multiple databases using your visual system

About the speaker


Jock Mackinlay

Vice President, Research & Design, Tableau Software

Jock Mackinlay is Tableau's Vice President of Visual Analysis. At Stanford University he pioneered the automatic design of graphical presentations of relational information. He joined Xerox PARC in 1986, where he collaborated with the User Interface Research Group to develop many novel applications of computer graphics for information access, coining the term "Information Visualization." Much of the fruits of this research can be seen in his book, "Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think." Jock has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.

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