Here is a dump of my live tweets during Jeff’s presentation at UX London. I’m writing a more coherent version of this for
@veentalking about designing our way through data @veenthings that happened in 1974 (meta = hippy goes mainstream). A v important year for the internet #uxlondon (also the year i was born)
- a tiny little 6yr old epiphany for
@veenin 1974 when he first saw Pong – ooh, I can control what’s on the screen!
- tools for participation lots of capacity to store data = some pretty cool effects
- there are 24hrs of video uploaded every 8 seconds on YouTube.
- as a designer I can look into the data and see if there is something in there I can use to inform the design (eg. the colour)
- I’ve taken the story out of the data and shown it by applying design elements
- ‘decorating’ data rather than using design to provide better access is dangerous.
- Google Analytics interface inspired by Indiana Jones
- use visualisation to change behaviour (statistics can be anesthetizing, hard to make meaning)
- find the story in the data, assign different visual queues to each dimension, remove everything that isn’t telling the story
- mini theme from #uxlondon – don’t be a control freak
- think more about giving yr audience tools so they can find their own patterns & stories, rather than controlling their experience
- shout out to Dopplr at
- provide filters to enable clarity (helping people make sense of data)
- Storytelling using data visualisation is incredibly compelling Now we need to give people tools so they can find their own stories
@veentshirt: ‘Math is Easy, Design is Hard’. Not a popular tshirt at Google.
- research is great but it’s just data that you use to inform your design. Data doesn’t tell you how to design. shoutout to
@stop @veenquotes @zeldman: ‘start with the user, but know yourself’. Thinks this should be inverted
- ‘The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.’ Richard Hamming, 1962 #uxlondon (via