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Saturday, March 12 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Social Media Data Visualization: Mapping the World's Conversations

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As individuals and companies across the world rely more and more heavily on social media, data visualization has become sine qua non in not only displaying analytics and metrics, but also in understanding macro and micro trends by platform, network and individual. This panel will explore information design, data visualization, relationship mapping and statistics -- and how they all fit together to create compelling infographics, data visualizations and dynamic dashboards in hot pursuit of the holy grail of information design: make it more digestible and more human. Proposed by well-known data visualization firm JESS3 (see especially: The Conversation Prism and The State of the Internet), the panel will not only share insights into what makes a good infographic or social media data visualization, but also seek to explore the significance of these graphics in relation to the expanding reach and uses of social media as not just tellers of social media stories, but part of larger content-based communications strategies.

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Adam Bly

FounderVisualizing.orgAdam Bly founded Seed, ScienceBlogs, and Visualizing.org, and is the editor of "Science is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society" (HarperCollins). He has lectured at the World Economic Forum, The Museum of Modern Art, Harvard, MIT... Read More →
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Eric Friedman

Dir of Business DevFoursquareEric Friedman is Director of Business Development at Foursquare. Eric was formerly at Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm focussed on early stage web services and technology companies. He also spent three years working at Reprise Media, a full... Read More →
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Robin Richards

Information Design DirJESS3Born on St Helena Island, in the South Atlantic Ocean, Robin studied in Colchester, Essex, UK, before returning to St Helena, where he worked as a teacher, ordnance surveyor and in local media.  While on the island, Richards started and ran his own design... Read More →
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Benjamin Wiederkehr

Managing DirInteractive ThingsBenjamin is User Experience Designer and wholeheartedly passionate about making things understandable. He is founding partner and managing director of Interactive Things, a design and technology studio based in Zürich, Switzerland. He has helped clients... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom B

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