Presentation: What is visualization?

In Finnish: Suomennamme tämän artikkelin myöhemmin blogia varten, tässä se on englanninkielisenä siinä muodossa kuin se esitettiin aiemmin tänään PICNIC-festivaalilla. 

We were asked to do a short (20 min.) presentation about what visualization is and why it matters for Open Data Breakfast at PICNIC Amsterdam. You can download this presentation as a pdf here, annotated with the text of the presentation as comments, or if you prefer, read the full text below.

edit (September 27th 2011): The same presentation was given at the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge workshop at Aalto Design Factory yesterday, where it was recorded and is now viewable online:

Jatka lukemista ”Presentation: What is visualization?”

We are at PICNIC Amsterdam this week

I’m writing in English this time around. This week we are at PICNIC Amsterdam festival hosting the “Open Data Kitchen” visualization workshop with Forum Virium Helsinki, We Love Open Data and stadi.TV. We will also be giving a thematic introduction to what visualization is and why it matters at the “Open Data Breakfast” session Friday morning at Hangar B. We’ll be posting some of the visualizations and other stuff we make during the week to the blog later on. edit 28.9.2011: See the Open Data Kitchen blog for more.

The Open Data Kitchen is located at the seafront next to the PICNIC Club and the VIP/Press area. Come say hi if you’re around, and maybe ask some questions we can try to find to answers to!