Scott Murray

Scott Murray

Code Artist

San Francisco, California

Areas of Expertise:

  • data visualization
  • interaction design
  • generative art
  • creative coding
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
Scott Murray is a code artist who writes software to create data visualizations and other interactive phenomena. His work incorporates elements of interaction design, systems design, and generative art. Scott is an Assistant Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches data visualization and interaction design. He is a contributor to Processing, and he teaches workshops on creative coding. Scott earned an A.B. from Vassar College and an M.F.A. from the Dynamic Media Institute at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work can be seen at

Interactive Data Visualization for the Web Interactive Data Visualization for the Web
by Scott Murray
March 2013
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

Webcast: From Scattered to Scatterplot in 2 Hours: An Introduction to d3.js
January 08, 2014
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Webcast: Whatever Happened to "Augmenting Human Intellect"?
November 20, 2013
Join us for an interactive webcast presented by Scott Murray where we explore the fundamental role of data visualization is to express information in a form more palatable to human perception than rows and columns of raw values. We are visual creatures...

Webcast: Data Visualization - The Value of Process
March 20, 2013
This webcast talk presented by Scott Murray author of Interactive Data Visualization for the Web, will introduce ideas from conceptual art, connecting them to the daily challenges faced by data visualizers working with code. The spheres of art and...

Webcast: Engaging Audiences with Data Visualization
February 13, 2013
Edward Tufte, Stephen Few, and others espouse graphical purity and simplicity when visualizing data. Yet while pure visualizations may function successfully for experts, they are not necessarily useful for communicating meaning to lay audiences. Engaging...