The Data Visualization Speaker Series (DVSS) brings world-renowned speakers from academia and industry to campus to discuss visualization process and practice, fostering a socially engaged community of visualization practitioners and researchers.

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!


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.


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


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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