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.

Anita Lillie
Crafting a data story: A step-by-step walk through the data visualization creation process

  • Thursday, September 25, 2014
  • 06:30 – 09:00pm
  • McLaren Conference Center, Room 252  

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Anita's talk focused on techniques for crafting intuitive, empathetic data visualizations. Using real examples from her own experience, Anita demonstrated strategies to make better data visualizations.


06:30pm Doors open, socializing, food, drinks
07:00pm Speaker's presentation
08:00pm Q&A and more socializing


Anita Lillie is a data interface designer, developer, and visualization specialist. She has worked in a wide range of fields, including genetics (Stanford), music (MIT), mobile (Nokia Research), social networks (LinkedIn), and healthcare (Practice Fusion), and most recently as a consultant to some awesome data startups. Anita has a B.S. in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford and a Masters from the MIT Media Lab.

Anita currently works on the data science team at Practice Fusion, a health technology company in San Francisco. When she isn't working, Anita is usually on a bike trail near Skyline, climbing rocks, or eating dessert.



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