A Day in the Life of a Data Visualization Designer

  • 27 Jul 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Citrix, 120 S. West Street, Raleigh, NC

This month, we’ll be exploring the role of a Data Visualization Designer! Everyone is talking about big data these days and there’s so much of it around, but how can we consume it in a meaningful way? This is where a data visualization designer comes in - they help take that data and find ways so insights can be made from the information. In terms of UX, there’s a balance of visual design, UX design, information architecture, and strategy involved.

Our guest speakers for this session is Ari Sanoff an Information Architect at Truven Health Analytics (an IBM Company). He will talk about data visualization design, his journey into this UX role, and he’ll facilitate an activity with the group.


  • 6:30-6:55pm: Sign-in, grab some refreshments
  • 6:55: Intro
  • 7:00-8:45pm: Presentation, Q&A, Activity

The Citrix Raleigh office is in the Warehouse District of Downtown Raleigh. We have ample free parking in the parking deck, which you can enter from S. West Street. This is a gated deck, so hit the call box button to bet let in. The security office will ask for your name - MAKE SURE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME ARE USED ON THIS MEETUP (If you don't want your full name listed here, you can email me through meetup.com). There’s also street parking available. When you arrive, enter in through the first floor (level CY on the elevator) and sign in at the security desk - they will have a roster of attendees for the event.

RSVPing and the Waitlist:
You can RSVP for the event via the exploreUX meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/exploreUX-raleigh/events/232584787/

We will close the RSVP list by noon on the day of the event. Please be kind to your fellow members and update your RSVP to “No” if you cannot attend the event. We know it’s easier to be less accountable for free events, but we really like to keep these events free to advocate for UX in the community. We really trying to avoid imposing a fee or a 3-strikes policy to hold people accountable.

If the event fills up, you will automatically be put on the waitlist. If someone changes their RSVP to “No” the earliest person on waitlist will be notified that their RSVP has been upgraded from “Waitlist” to “Yes”. Closer to the event, keep an eye out from a message from the organizer.

Photo of Ari Sanoff

About Ari
Ari's a native Raleighite and graduated from the NCSU school of Design where he majored in Visual Design. He has 15+ years experience in the design and development of compelling online experiences. His skills range from information architecture, user research, user interface design, web analytics, visual design, as well as data visualization design. Ari's held various positions as a Lead UX Designer, Software Development Manager, as well as Senior Front-End Developer at companies including PPD, Lenovo, and Quintiles. In his current role as an Information Architect at Truven Health Analytics (an IBM Company), he's involved in driving innovation to create the next generation of health care applications.

About the A Day in the Life Series
Each month, we'll explore a different role in the UX field. This gives an opportunity for you to learn about what people do in that particular role, ask them questions, and participate in activity to “test drive” what it’s like to be in this role. Join this meetup to be the first to know about upcoming events! http://www.meetup.com/exploreUX-raleigh/

This event series is brought to you by exploreUX and Triangle UXPA. The event is co-sponsored by Citrix.

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