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UX Speaker Series: Jeff Pettiross, Senior Manager of UX, Tableau Software
WhenFriday, Jan 6, 2017, 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Campus locationGowen Hall (GWN)
Campus room301
Event typesLectures/Seminars
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Please join the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering for our annual 10-week seminar series on User Experience (UX), where we welcome industry experts to speak about current issues and research in the field.

Each 40-minute talk will be filmed and will be followed by a Q&A session. Videos of the talks are posted to this web page within one business day of the presentation. Students may register for credit with course HCDE 521. Members of the University of Washington community are welcome to attend.

The Beautiful Science of Data Visualization

We are on the verge of an exciting new revolution, driven by cutting edge science and research. After all, seeing and understanding data is not just about creating queries, dashboards, and workbooks. We are the people who are amplifying human potential. In this session, we'll show examples of how visual and cognitive science explain what makes data visualization so deeply satisfying. Why does a collection of bars, lines, colors, and boxes become surprisingly powerful and meaningful? How does fluid interaction with data views multiply our intelligence? Three decades of research into the beautiful science of data visualization explains why history has converged at this moment, why data enthusiasts will change the world, and how you can use Tableau to do it.

About Jeff Pettiross
Jeff has been dreaming about information design and user experience since he was a kid, spending hours sketching out interface elements for games he would write on his Radio Shack TRS-80. Since then, he has spent the last 25 years designing software and information visualizations in diverse fields including, data analysis and visualization, healthcare, project management, desktop software, and engineering. As leader of the UX design team, he races to keep up with the great ideas about flow generated by the rest of Tableau.…
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