15 Jun '13, 2am

had a data driven lunch @pivotallabs with @srhnhm today! thanks to @ninamehta for inviting us

had a data driven lunch @pivotallabs with @srhnhm today! thanks to @ninamehta for inviting us

“Google search results are data viz,” said designer and coder Sarah Nahm who came to visit the Pivotal Labs design team for lunch in San Francisco. Sarah visited us with her colleague and friend Ian Johnson , creator of visualization environment, Tributary . Sarah, Ian work closely with all kinds of data visualizations projects and visited us to help us learn more. Before getting visual or even making reductive design decisions, Sarah and Ian ask, “what do we want to do with this data?” They’re always asking themselves and their users, ‘what should the data do?’ before getting to its form or structure. You have to look for constraints, they said, and a data visualization is not about putting an interactive chart on a page somewhere. You have to think about what it should do and with what it’s competing with on the page. Data is information that is available, sometimes ambi...

Full article: http://pivotallabs.com/what-to-do-with-all-your-data-talk...

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