When researching data visualization for this week’s blog posts, all roads seemed to lead to the two co-founders of Flowing Media inc, Fernanda B. Viégas and Mark Wattenberg. To put it bluntly, these two are absolute geniuses and THE leading minds in this field.
Flowing Media Inc offers design, strategy and development services, with an emphasis on media and other consumer-facing industries: http://flowingmedia.com/
Before forming Flowing Media in 2010, Fernanda and Mark’s collaborative website, http://hint.fm/, housed many of their projects.
Fernanda B. Viégas
Co- Creator of Flowing Media In, Fernanda B. Viégas is a research scientist and computational designer whose work focuses on the collaborative side of visualization exploring storytelling, collective sensemaking, and online identity.
- Follow Fernanda on Twitter : http://twitter.com/viegasf
- Fernanda’s website: http://fernandaviegas.com/index.html
Martin Wattenberg is a computer scientist and artist. He founded and managed IBM's Visual Communication Lab, exploring new forms of visualization and how they can enable better collaboration. Wattenberg is known for his visualization-based artwork, which has been exhibited in venues such as the London Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New York Museum of Modern Art.