Data visualization expert will tell how thoughtful design
can empower innovation, insights
New York, NY; October 24, 2012: In her presentation tomorrow at the O’Reilly® Strata Conference in New York City, GfK’s Bitsy Bentley will draw on a wealth of personal experience to explain the central role designers can play in using data to drive organizations.
As Director of Data Visualization at GfK, Bentley has played a vital role in developing everything from infographics to dashboards to customer loyalty data platforms for major hotel chains. Her talk will draw on these experiences to advocate that design should be powerfully focused on the needs of users, and that effective design is essential to delivering the data transparency that enables new and smarter ways of working.
"Presenting at Strata is a milestone for anyone who cares about the intersection of data and design,” said Bentley. "My perspective is that, while data should be the engine of organizations, the designer makes sure that the right pieces of data reach the right people in time to make the best decisions. This is really selective transparency; by studying the situation carefully, the designer can provide windows where they’re needed.”
Bentley’s presentation, "Designing for Data-Driven Organizations,” will take place tomorrow at Murray East in the New York Hilton starting at 1:40PM. The Strata Conference runs from today through Friday and is sold out.
Bitsy designs data visualization applications to tell compelling stories about research data. She develops new methodologies and templates for current GfK design processes and also educates colleagues on current and emergent visualization tools, techniques and best practices. Bitsy holds a B.F.A. in Industrial Design from the University of Wisconsin Stout.