2017: What We’ve Been Up To

ODSC, UXPA, DVUX, and more! Things are busy at GroupVisual.io, and we want to share some of the things we’ve been up to so far in 2017.

ODSC East 2017

On May 5th & 8th, we attended ODSC East 2017 (Open Data Science Conference). On Day 1, we participated in the AI showcase, displaying our AI experience demo and some literature about UX and AI best practices. We had the opportunity to meet lots of folks from the AI community and demo some cool technology.

GroupVisual.io display at AI Showcase
Mark demo’s the Eolian AR Headset
Left to right: Emily True (GroupVisual.io), Mark Schindler (GroupVisual.io) and Forest Handford (Affectiva) demo the Windows Realtime Crowd Insights display

On the last day of ODSC, Mark Schindler (GroupVisual.io) and Bang Wong (The Broad Institute) held a Data Visualization + User Experience (DVUX) workshop for a group of over 300 participants. The workshop took place in four parts, two lecture sections with hands-on activities in between.

Mark Schindler (GroupVisual.io) talks about metaphor & narrative in data visualization design

Some of our favorite feedback:

“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.”
“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.”

UXPA Boston

Left to right: Erin Gwozdz, Luis Sandoval, and Lisette Peña

GroupVisual.io designers Luis Sandoval, Erin Gwozdz and Lisette Pena attended the UXPA Boston 2017 on Friday, May 19. Erin published an article describing their takeaways from the event.

DVUX Meetup

March 2017 Meetup

In 2017, GroupVisual.io has hosted two DVUX Meetups, where practitioners from the data science and design communities come together to learn about the intersection of their fields.

Our March 2017 Meetup was titled “A framework for matching user needs to data visualizations“. This kickoff meeting featured a presentation from Mark Schindler (GroupVisual.io).

July 2017 Meetup

Our July 2017 Meetup was titled “Cognitive workflow: how data viz and user flow intersect to make us smarter“. This meeting featured a presentation from Mark Schindler, followed by open group discussion. We enjoyed hearing the different points of view of the participants.

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