Approaching data, a UX perspective

Posted to Design  |  Tags: , , ,  |  Nathan Yau

UX designer and consultant, Hunter Whitney, describes a good mindset as you start digging into data, with the end target of visualization. “Why might you want to collect data about something and are you sure you know what you really need? … How are the data stored? … How are they summarized (statistically) and modified? … How are the charts displayed, formatted, and presented in the context of the full interface?”

[UX Magazine | Thanks, Elise]

1 Comment

  • Veena Kumar June 8, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Thanks for sharing this great article which helps to remind us that the experience of experts coupled with the detailed-oriented approach of beginners who are still learning is invaluable.

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