I have 15+ years of experience as a business analyst, developer, technical lead, and designer. I am currently an Application Architect / Manager at Daugherty Business Solutions, where we make “magic” happen at Fortune 1000 companies in the Atlanta area. I recently finished my Masters in Human Computer Interaction from Georgia Institute of Technology, where I spent time playing with Arduino, Raspberry Pis, and fun environment sensors. My Masters Project focused on gleaning vibe of a neighborhood from geotagged tweets from the Atlanta area.
This session focuses on what is data and how data is used to inform the design process for new products, features, and the overall user experience. There is a lot of buzz around data; however, having lots of data alone is not useful. As developers, we play an important role in how data is captured / extracted / obtained, how data is analyzed and merged across multiple data sources, and how the findings are applied to improve designs.