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99 | Data Visualization at Capital One with Kim Rees and Steph Hay

In this episode we are joined by Kim Rees and Steph Hay of Capital One. You may have heard the big news that Capital One recently decided to hire Kim Rees (formerly of Periscopic) as their Head of Data Visualization.

It’s great to see such a big company hire a high caliber data viz professional like Kim and create a position with this name. Things seems to be moving in the right direction for viz after all!

Curious about what this news might mean for the industry, we invited Kim and her new boss Steph — Head of Content, Culture, and AI Design at Capital One — to learn about their plans.

This episode is a nice counterpoint to the episode we recently recorded with Elijah Meeks, which centered on the issues that data visualization professionals are facing in the industry.

Now, with Kim and Steph we talk about the decision to create this position, the value Capital One sees in visualization, and how they plan to scale visualization to a company of 40,000 employees.

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95 | Challenges of Being a Vis Professional in Industry with Elijah Meeks

This week, we have Elijah Meeks on the show to talk about the state of data visualization jobs in the industry.

Elijah sparked a recent debate with the following Twitter message: “Most people in #Datavisualization end up transitioning into data sci/eng or UI because there’s something wrong with the state of dataviz.” His tweet struck an interesting chord, so we thought we would bring him on the show to hear more.

In the episode, we talk about what is going on in the data visualization field and whether there really is a problem for data visualization professionals in the industry. We also talk about the great survey Elijah run on the state of the vis industry, which attracted around 1000 responses (!).

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91 | Visualizing Data with RAW

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In this episode we have on a nice trio of Italian visualizers — Michele Mauri (Density Design), Giorgio Uboldi (Calibro), and Giorgio Caviglia (Trifacta) — to talk about RAW, the data visualization tool they built to help people visualize data interactively.

 

 

 

 

RAW is a very nice web-based and open-source data visualization tool that permits users to easily create charts without coding and to export them as vector graphics for further editing in external tools.

On the show we talk about why the team decided to develop RAW, how they got started, how they evolved RAW over time, the lessons they’ve learned, and their future plans.

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76 | Bocoup and OpenVis Conference

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On the show this week we have Irene RosJim Vallandingham, and Yannick Assogba from the data visualization team of Bocoup. We talk about how they collaborate with other groups to create open-source data visualization software. We also talk about OpenVis Conference, the successful and innovative visualization event they organize each year, as well as the cool visualization projects they develop internally.


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Irene Ros
Jim Vallandingham
Yannick Assogba
Voyager (Exploratory Visualization Tool from IDL)
Lyra (Chart Building Tool from IDL)
Bocoup’s self-commissioned project “Stereotropes
Bocoup’s educational initiatives
OpenVis Conference 2015
OpenVis Conference Video Archive
OpenVis Conference file of transcripts
Contact the OpenVis Conference team
Lisa Charlotte Rost’s blog posts “One Chart, Twelve Tools” and “One Chart, Twelve Charting Libraries



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