Posted on November 24th, 2014
George Murphy @georgeLmurphy @Nomi
11/24/2014 @Pivotal, 625 6th Ave, NY
Two presentations. One by George Murphy showing how he used d3 routines to create interactive web graphics. The second by Sebastian Gutierrez was a beginner tutorial on d3. My notes do not cover that presentation.
George presented four case studies
- Behavior timelines showed time lines for individual shoppers including the sequence and time spent on various activities in the store.
- Occupancy by hour showed when people are sitting at specific seats in a restaurant. The site showed the occupancy of seats on a floor plan and individuals hours can be clicked to show the percent occupancy and which seats are occupied at that time.
- Nomi, his current company, placed 250 large “eggs” at various points in Manhattan. Each egg had a beacon so smart phone users could “collect” eggs. George showed a site where one can query by location, accumulated visits and select eggs by common themes.
- A site for exploring the trick-by-trick elements in a head-to-head skateboard competition. Tricks were synced to videos and results could be viewed in many ways: by elimination round winners, tricks successful/failed by individual, round, etc. offensive/defense and keyed to the videos.
George mentioned the following useful resources on visualization
Bret Victor – Ladder of Abstraction
Books: “Visualize This” by Nathan Yao
Books – “Align Left” by Scott Murray