UXPA Boston 2017: Expanding Our Visual Literacy (Julie Rodriguez)
Presented by Julie Rodriguez, @juliargentinaG
- individual displays, internal presentations, external communications
how do you expand communication throughout your enterprise?
- 2-6 displays typical, example shows financial analysts with 12 displays
- opportunity to provide context to lots and lots of raw financial data
- scan & scrutinize
- easy to navigate
- show then tell: show first, then tell (combine… don’t take away “their numbers,” but augment them)
- “get a big picture view, then go into the details”
the bar chart
- one time interval (in this case 3 months)
- select one fund, then look at it over several times interval
- can we consolodate the historical into the one time period view
- get a richer picture… is current data point a historical anomoly?
- make it interactive, let user choose their time interval (e.g. 10 y instead of 3m)
What makes a graphic encoding work for quant data?
- looked at accuracy of different encodings (e.g. points on common scale, length of line, angle, area, etc.)
- also incorporated additional design elements (fg/bg, color pallet, sort order)
- when you use a less precise techinque (like color saturation) combine with many other design elements to make it effective (in this case, color pallet, grouping, proximity, details on demand, sort order, etc.)