Nadieh Bremer is a graduated Astronomer, turned Data Scientist, turned Data Visualization Designer. After working for a consultancy & fintech company where she discovered her passion for the visualization of data, she's now working as a freelancing data visualization designer under the name "Visual Cinnamon". She focuses on uniquely crafted (interactive) data visualizations that both engage and enlighten its audience.
Ranging from companies as extensive as Google News Lab to small start-ups. From printed magazines such as Scientific American to an interactive experience for the Guardian to more promotionally focused artful visualizations for press releases, data-driven reports, and data art for in the office. As long as there's data that has a story to reveal.
The amount of data that is being gathered in the world is only growing. And since humans are visual beings we need to see the data to understand patterns, trends and outliers. It's no wonder then that we're only seeing a rise in the number of data visualizations used on the web these days.
Thankfully for Nadieh, making data visual is one of the things she likes doing the most. And during this talk Nadieh will show you how to create a unique, effective (& even beautiful) chart using d3.js, which has become the main “tool” for doing (interactive) data visualization online. Starting from an empty white browser window she'll code & take you through all the nuts and bolts that go into creating a chart with d3, and how, with a little bit of out-of-the-box thinking you can use SVG in the weirdest ways to get what you had envisioned.