Infragistics Discusses User Centred Data Visualisation and Shows How to Assess User Experience at DevWeek 2013

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Tobias Komischke speaking on March 6th and 7th

Tobias Komischke, Director of User Experience, Infragistics, says: “Data visualisation is an on-going trend in the industry because presenting data graphically allows for quicker understanding for those who interpret the data."

Infragistics, a leading user experience and software design company, will be speaking about user centred data visualisation and will also show how to assess user experience at DevWeek in London on 6th and 7th March. DevWeek is the UK’s biggest independent conference for software developers, database professionals and software architects, and features over 100 in-depth technical sessions and workshops on a wide range of key topics.

DevWeek 2013 will be held at the Barbican Conference Centre in London from 4th to 7th March and Tobias Komischke, Director of User Experience at Infragistics will be speaking on data visualisation on Wednesday 6th March and on assessing user experience on Thursday 7th March. Komischke has been working in the area of user experience for over ten years, leading projects and teams to create user interfaces in various industries. While he is deeply familiar with all aspects of user experience, his specialty is Human Factors Engineering, which is rooted in his academic background in cognitive psychology. Infragistics, a sponsor of DevWeek, can be seen at Booth L in the exhibition hall where Tobias Komischke will be available for questions and discussions before and after his talks.

User Centred Data Visualisation – “Get rid of the numbers and get me some graphics!”
Komischke says: “Data visualisation is an on-going trend in the industry because presenting data graphically allows for quicker understanding for those who interpret the data. Yet, from a usability angle some visualisation forms are better suited than others for specific questions and uses. Also, applying standard software ergonomic rules like colour treatments, label orientation, etc. can significantly boost the effectiveness of a visualisation.”

The presentation at 9.30am in track 2 on Wednesday 6th March provides an overview of the topic and shows through many examples what you should look for when designing data visualisations.

How to Assess User Experience – “Errr, I don’t know… what do you think?”
“People working in software development are frequently confronted with user interface concepts, prototypes or applications and are then asked for their feedback about the ‘user experience’. Whilst everyone has a gut reaction, it can be hard to give a well-founded and constructive answer,” explains Komischke. This talk provides a 360-degree view on what the different dimensions of user experience (UX) are, and what concrete things you want to look for when assessing these dimensions. Free tools are presented that help to check concepts and products for their UX quality.

The audience will be involved in a live usability test demonstration as well as a five minute Q&A period at the end of the presentation. The presentation is at 11.30am in track 3 on Thursday 7th March.

For more information on DevWeek 2013, please visit http://www.devweek.com/

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About Infragistics
As the design and user experience software company and a world leader in user interface (UI) development tools, Infragistics empowers developers to build and style immersive user experiences and rich data visualization in line of business applications across all platforms - HTML5/jQuery, iOS, Android, WinRT, ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Forms, Windows Phone, LightSwitch and SharePoint. Infragistics business productivity solutions ReportPlus, the first self-service mobile business intelligence app and SharePlus, the universal mobile interface to SharePoint, are used by more than 1,000,000 professionals in enterprise and small to medium size businesses. Infragistics also has a range of value-added products and services including UI testing tools, support and user experience and software development Professional Services. For additional information on Infragistics, products and career opportunities, please call us in the U.S. at +1 (800) 231-8588; in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa (EMEA) at +44 (0) 800 298 9055; in Japan at +81 (3) 5474 8034; or in APAC at +61 (3) 9982 4545.

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