Noah Iliinsky strongly believes in the power of intentionally crafted communication. He has spent the last several years thinking, writing, and speaking about best practices for designing visualizations, informed by his graduate work in user experience and interaction design. He is a frequent speaker in both industry and academic contexts, and an occasional judge of visualization contest. He has a master’s in Technical Communication from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s in Physics from Reed College. Noah works as a Visualization Expert at IBM's Center for Advanced Visualization.
Noah Iliinsky is the co-author of Designing Data Visualizations, and technical editor of, and a contributor to, Beautiful Visualization, published By O'Reilly Media.
Webcast: Designing Data Visualizations September 06, 2011
There is an increasing abundance of tools, languages, and frameworks for data visualization. But success is built upon having a good design to implement, and that requires a linear process of encoding information for visual transmission and subsequent...
"The layout of Beautiful Visualization makes navigation easy, with the chapter number, title, and page number all in the footer. Dont make it pretty, make it communicate a story about the data is the actuating tag line that Steele and Iliinsky succeed in sharing."
--Beth Lisberg Najberg, STC Technical Communication
"Includes some genuinely good ideas and is an entertaining read"
--David Conrad, I Programmer
"Anyone working on a modern, data-intensive application will get a plethora of great ideas from this beautifully illustrated tome. "
--Craig S. Mullins, Data and Technology Today