Designing our Vizbi 2016 conference poster

Practicing what we preach

How we applied iterative design principles in preparing our poster for Vizbi 2016

Francis Rowland and I gave a tutorial on Rapid user-centered design for data visualization in Vizbi 2016. In this tutorial we introduced hands-on techniques, common to user experience (UX) design, which help us to produce effective visualizations of scientific data. We emphasised the principles of trying to account for our audience’s perspective, of exploring different options, and of testing these options with actual users.

But perhaps it is interesting to explore how do these principles apply to more common challenges…  such as preparing a poster for a conference? Continue reading