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Accelerating Understanding Through Data Visualization: The Power of Storytelling

Accelerating Understanding Through Data Visualization: The Power of Storytelling

seminar date: 
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 5:00pm
seminar location: 
BC122
Joshua Patterson, R&D Manager, Data Science, Accenture Technology Labs
Abstract: 

Data visualization is the capstone of the data supply chain— and especially critical in this era of big data. Companies can produce hundreds of facts and depict them in static charts, but if not done in a certain way, they only create more noise. On the other hand, if a company tells a story and applies the right design principles, the data visualization can cut through the noise and provide more clarity.  Proper visualization accelerates understanding, and allows companies to make more data driven decisions at relevant speed.

 

Bio: 

Joshua Patterson leads advanced visualization and analytics research focused on rapidly delivering data driven insights to action.  Josh has over a decade of expertise in data science across several fields primarily focused on the Financial and Public Sectors. Josh most recently lead the creation of the firms Visual Literacy Curriculum, which advances Accenture’s ability to deliver complex analytics more effectively. Josh received a Bachelors in Economics from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Masters in Economics from USC Moore School of Business.