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UW CSE’s Jeffrey Heer on the future of data visualization at Strata + Hadoop World

Jeffrey HeerJeffrey Heer, director of UW CSE’s Interactive Data Lab and co-founder and chief experience officer of big data visualization company Trifacta, was a keynote speaker at the recent Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference in San Jose, California.

Strata + Hadoop World gathers leading minds in data science and data-driven businesses to explore new developments and best practices in data management, visualization, security and other topics of importance in the growing field of big data. Jeff focused on the future of visualization tools – specifically, how we can move from tools that serve designers to tools that enable better decision making by businesses and governments. To help end users get the most out of their data, Jeff described how visualization tools need to “move from specification to exploration” so that they inspire users to consider new questions, exercise skepticism, and gain better insights.

Watch Jeff’s talk on YouTube here.

Read our recent blog post about big data in Washington State here.

March 23, 2015