The massive amounts of data that we produce as a culture is steadily rising year after year. This evergrowing sea of information needs to be understood. Since we are all naturally visual people, the best way to understand this data is to graphically interpret it as data visualizations.
** API stands for Application Programming Interface. Every time you want to access a set of data from an application, you have to call the API. But there is only a certain amount of data the application will let you access, so you have to communicate to the operator in a very specific language—a language unique to each application.
Please bring your own laptop.
For Ages 18+
About your Instructor Danne Woo:
For more than a decade Danne has been working as a graphic designer, interaction designer and web developer in New York for a large number of corporate clients. He has his MPS from NYU’s ITP for technology and design where he focused on data driven projects, musical innovation, alternative energy and large crowd interactions. His projects have been featured on a number of blogs and magazines including Fast Company, The Guardian, Engadget, Gizmodo, The Verge, CNet and Make Magazine. He is the Founder and CEO of Datavisual (www.datavisu.al) a web-based platform for designing data driven graphics, Co-Founder of BigPlay (www.bigplay.me) a multiplayer gaming technology allowing large crowds to interact with large screens, and Creative Technologist at Danne Woo Design (www.dannewoo.com) focusing on combining emerging technologies with design principles. He also holds the Guinness World Record for the most people playing the same video game on the same screen for his game Splat.
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