UI, Me, & Data

Harrison Shoff is a front end engineer at Airbnb who works with data collection and data visualization. His talk at HTML5DevConf argues that the way you communicate data matters.

His presentation alludes to statistical innovations from the past (like Florence Nightingale’s Coxcomb Plot and John Snow’s Dot Map) to prove that organizing information in an easy-to-understand format is just as important as collecting accurate data. 

Through a series of examples, Harrison touches on the important role that data records play in growing a business. He also demonstrates Newton; an interactive application he hopes to publish this year to facilitate a more open source data sharing community.

Published January 28, 2013