Scott Murray

Scott Murray


Portland, Oregon

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Scott Murray is a designer who writes software to create data visualizations and other interactive experiences. Scott is in the Learning Group at O’Reilly Media, and has taught numerous courses and workshops on data visualization and creative coding. He is also a Senior Developer for Processing, and is working on his next book, “Creative Coding and Data Visualization with p5.js: Drawing on the Web with JavaScript.” 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

Areas of Expertise:

  • data visualization
  • interaction design
  • generative art
  • creative coding
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training




Webcast: Creative coding with Processing for designers November 19, 2015 In this half-hour presentation, Scott Murray introduces Processing, a free creative coding tool for artists and designers.
Webcast: From Scattered to Scatterplot in 2 Hours: An Introduction to d3.js January 08, 2014 Confused by D3? Interested in coding data visualizations on the web, but don't know where to start? This online tutorial will have you transforming data into visual images in no time at all, starting from scratch and building an interactive scatterplot...
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.
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.
Webcast: Engaging Audiences with Data Visualization February 13, 2013 Join us for a hands-on webcast presented by Scott Murray author of Interactive Data Visualization for the Web, as he guides you through the framework of three avenues of engagement: aesthetic, narrative, and interactive.