Andy Kirk

Let's have a think about data visualization thinking

  • Friday, August 01, 2014
  • 06:30 – 09:00pm
  • McLaren Conference Center, Room 250  

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The venerable Santiago Ortiz will be visiting San Francisco from Argentina, and he has agreed to speak at our event!


06:30pm Doors open, socializing, food, drinks
07:00pm Opening talk by Santiago Ortiz (@moebio)
07:15pm Presentation by Andy Kirk (@visualisingdata)
08:00pm Moderated Q&A panel discussion, plus more socializing


In this talk, Andy will explore the breadth and depth of thinking in data visualization. He will take a horizontal look at the many different skill sets, attributes and disciplines that make up the craft of visualization designer, focusing on the distinct scientific and artistic sensibilities. Taking a vertical view, Andy will then dive in to the depths and nuances of one particular perspective of data-driven design thinking.


Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualization specialist and editor of He offers design consultancy and delivers training workshops around the world. He has published a book on the visualization design process and is now working on a second title. He is also a visiting lecturer at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a part-time researcher at the University of Leeds, UK. @visualisingdata


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