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Detail Clarifies – Designing Information the Edward Tufte Way

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to New York City to attend a course on data and information presentation techniques taught by Edward Tufte, Professor Emeritus at Yale University. Tufte is one of the foremost thinkers on the subject of analytical design and data visualization. He addressed a packed house at the Manhattan Centre on his approach to creating credible, engaging and persuasive presentations. This post is a brief writeup of my notes from the course.  If you're interested in further info I would highly recommend that you pick up ET's latest book Beautiful  Evidence or any of the other titles that are available on his website. (more…)

By Jess, ago
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Toronto Cultural Attractions Web Summit 2009

v0.3, hosted by the AGO web team.

Every four months or so, the web teams from the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario Science Centre, get together to talk web. This post is a summary of the third such meeting, which took place in the AGO's beautiful new building. Seriously, if you haven't visited yet, do yourself a favour and go. It's a highly pleasurable experience. The meeting marked the introduction of new format for the summit: the un-conference. So far, each organization has had their own unique take on hosting. But with the un-conference I think we've found a format that offers the highest value for the time spent. (more…)

By Jess, ago