— Forest and the Trees

Speaking at MIT – Wednesday Nov 7

OK, OK. I’m speaking to the Boston Macromedia User Group and it’s taking place at MIT. But, I’ll take what I can get. (It’s also for the MIT Design Group).

I will be giving my MAX presenation for the third time – so it should be really good.

When: Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 PM
Where: MIT, Building E51 (Tang Center), Room 151 – map

I changed the description a bit – but, same talk – Flash and Data Visualization. Outline is

  1. Examples of static data visualization
  2. Comparisons between static and dynamic (Flash examples)
  3. Walk through of how to develop a visualization (Flash example)
  4. Three more Flash examples – scenario modeling, collaborative decison making, integrated application
  5. Changes in technology that are affecting how we view data – Flash, Ajax, Web 2.0
  6. Coding – quick overview of some code that is specific to data visualization

The talk is an hour long without questions. I think we have the room for two hours.

Open to the public.

Here’s the full info:

Who: Doug Marttila
What: Flash and Data Visualization

When: Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 PM
Where: MIT, Building E51 (Tang Center), Room 151 – map

More and more data is available and being visualized everyday. The innovations of Web 2.0 are changing how we think and interact with data. But Web 2.0 has focused primarily on technologies like Ajax and RSS. These technologies are great, but can be visually limiting. Fortunately, Flash can step in where Ajax leaves off, allowing you to create anything from simple bar charts to websites that function like desktop applications.

Come see how Flash can be used to visualize data. What are its advantages and disadvantages? What are the design considerations when developing dynamic apps? And finally, how do you code this stuff?

  1. Lena says: November 17, 200511:57 am

    Thanks! Enjoyed your presentation and found it very useful.

  2. Doug says: November 17, 200512:13 pm

    Thanks. — Doug

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