#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 20 - 22 Nov 2011

Des Traynor

Des Traynor is the UX Lead, and COO at Intercom, a CRM and messaging tool for web application owners. Prior to Intercom, he worked as a UX consultant, designing dashboards & data visualisations for hundreds of clients during his time with Contrast.

He writes regularly on the Intercom blog about design, the business of software, and start-ups. Prior to that he wrote on the popular Contrast blog. He speaks regularly at international conferences on topics including product strategies for start-ups, data driven design, and user experience design.

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Creating Dashboards & Data Visualisations that Resonate

The world is drowning in data. It always has been. Making sense of that data and deriving meaningful insights has been left to professional statisticians. Up until recently that is. Info-graphics & data visualisations are popping up everywhere and they don't always make sense. Many horrible acts have been committed in the name of "Making this chart seem a bit more fun"

Getting the right data, and then getting the data right is a significant design challenge that touches on more domains than a UX designer will initially be familiar with.

If you intend to work with large data sets to answer questions about your company or application, or if you are tasked with summarising large amounts of data, or even if you've just been told to "design the new dashboard" then this is the session for you.