The Fifth Elephant 2012

Finding the elephant in the data.

An Introduction to Data Visualization & Processing ( Programming Language)

Submitted by Uttam Grandhi (@uttamg911) on Monday, 23 April 2012

Section: Data Visualization Technical level: Beginner Session type: Tutorial

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Abstract

To excite the audience into the world of Data Visualization through a gateway called Processing ( Programming Language ).

Outline

The talk is going to be split into two parts (of 15-20 mins each).

First part covers, Data & Visualization. Where I would try to answer ( with examples ) questions such as: Is Data just numbers? What is the Purpose of a Visualization? Does context play a role in choosing the type of visualization?

Second part covers, a basic introduction to a programming language called Processing. Where, the available methods, libraries and export options like Android, Web ( Applet/Processing.js), etc are explained. I would like to conclude my talk with an example/case study of a visualization that I have done using Processing.

Last 5 odd mins is retained for Q&A and discussion.

Requirements

Enthusiasm and basic programming knowledge.

Speaker bio

Uttam Grandhi is an alumnus of BITS-Pilani and Vancouver Film School. He currently works full-time as an Artist for Artoo IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore (www.artoo.in). At Artoo, he owns the web and android interfaces. His areas of interest include( but not limited to) Paper Engineering, Sculpture, Calligraphy, Stop Motion Animation and Digital Art.

Links

Slides

https://speakerdeck.com/u/uttamg911/p/an-introduction-to-data-visualization-and-processing-a-programming-language

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