2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Data Design: Where Math and Art Collide

Monday, March 16
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon A
110 E 2nd St


In February 2014, more than 50 data and design professionals from 14 different countries began collaboratively writing a free, open source e-book to explain important data and visualization concepts in simple language. Their goal was to create a conversational, in-depth resource for learning about information design in a world where most data analysts aren’t trained in design, and most designers aren’t experts in math or statistics. Great data visualizations combine these two disciplines and promote data accuracy, usability, aesthetics, and the science of visual perception.

In this advanced session, we’ll talk about some of the key topics in the book. We'll discuss the diversity of data types and data structures, and explore how the structure of your data affects your visualization options. You’ll learn which chart types work best for the specific insights you want to illustrate. We'll also cover core design principles that you should keep in mind when building data-driven stories.


#sxsw #datadesign


Trina Chiasson

Co-Founder & CEO


Trina is the cofounder and CEO of Infoactive, a web app that helps people turn live data into interactive infographics. She is also a 2013-2014 Data Visualization Research Fellow at the Reynolds Jo...

Show the rest


Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Solo / Dual / Panel
Design and Development

Thanks to our sponsors

Miller Lite Esurance AT&T IFC Mazda USA Monster Energy McDonalds logo CapitalOne logo PepsiCo logo Austin Chronicle

Music sponsor

Sonic Bids

Interactive sponsor

Phillips logo