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Upcoming event

DVUX Meetup: Open critique session

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bring in your unfinished data viz project to get feedback from the community!

The Workshop

Come learn how to make your data actionable! DVUX Workshop teaches participants disciplined approaches to data visualization (DV) and dependable methods of user experience design (UX). The wealth of data available offers unprecedented opportunities for discovery and insight. This full-day workshop will help you develop the most effective data experiences possible for your users.

The Framework

How we see and how we understand graphical information described in 7 principles.

The Approach

A program combining theory, techniques, and exercises to support user-oriented goals.

Topics Covered

  • Pattern
  • Color
  • Representation
  • Metaphor
  • Context
  • Narrative
  • Understanding user needs
  • The grammar of graphics
  • Engagement
  • Assessing good (and bad) visualizations
  • Developing reverse question boards
  • Selecting visualizations to generate insights
  • Encoding a visualization
  • Creating data experiences

Who should attend?

  • Product Owners/Managers
  • Agile Scrum Masters
  • Business Analysts
  • VPs of Product
  • VPs of Engineering
  • Data Analysts
  • Engineers
  • Data Scientists
  • Developers
  • UX/UI Designers
  • Visual Designers
  • Data Visualization Designers
  • Data Visualization Developers
  • Chief Experience Officers
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers

The Presenters

Mark Schindler of

Mark Schindler

Mark is the co-founder and Managing Director of For over 15 years, he has designed analytics applications, apps and data visualizations for clients like Johnson & Johnson, GE and Eli Lilly.

Bang Wong of Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

Bang Wong

Bang is the creative director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the founding author of the ‘Points of View’ articles on data visualization published by Nature Methods.



30 min.

How we see

by Bang Wong

Pattern, Color & Representation

30 min.

Exercise 1

How we see

20 min.

Quick break

10 min.

How we understand

by Mark Schindler

Metaphor, Context, Narrative & Engagement

30 min.

Exercise 2


90 min.


15 min.


You made it look fun, interesting and made me want to investigate further in this area.

2017 Barcelona Workshop attendee

Thanks for the workshop – this was my favorite presentation at ODSC this year. I thought both presenters were extremely knowledgeable in their fields and presented material very effectively.

ODSC 2017 attendee

I want to bring this back to my team so I can help all of us grow from this experience.

ODSC 2017 attendee

Just love the combination of data vis with UX. I think you guys are onto a winner!

Sydney workshop attendee

Thank you so very much for the wonderful and enlightening presentation and workshop during the ODSC last week. I really learned a lot which I plan to put into use.

ODSC 2017 attendee

I have never really thought about data visualization UX as its own subject matter, and now after seeing the talk I intend to explore DVUX further.

ODSC 2017 attendee


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