Information Design for Social Data

Lecture by Francesco D’orazio

When: Thursday 10th March 

Time: 7.30-9pm

Where: Stockwell Street, University of Greenwich, LT 0004 (Green Lecture Theatre)

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For his Design Roast lecture Francesco will talk about using information design to understand audiences, the challenges of visualising data and how to turn a research process into a software product that enables discovery, stimulates intuition and supports decision making.

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Francesco D’Orazio is a researcher and designer with a social science and digital media background. He is co-founder and VP Product & Research at Pulsar, Chief Innovation Officer at FACE and co-founder of the Visual Social Media Lab. His work focuses on designing systems and research frameworks to analyse social data using computational social science and data visualisation. Most of his research focuses on virality, social influence, audience insights and marketing optimisation. He is a regular speaker at research, innovation and technology conferences such as Big Data Week, Social Media Week, Strata, IIEX, WARC, MRS, Esomar. His work has been featured in the likes of BBC, Guardian, CNN, BuzzFeed, Mashable, Quartz, The Next Web – and on Commander Hadfield’s Twitter feed.