Nathalie is a researcher at Microsoft Research since 2008. She is a team member of the EPIC (Extended Perception, Interaction, & Cognition) research group led by Ken Hinckley. Nathalie holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Paris Sud, France; and University of Sydney, Australia. She published her research in over sixty articles in leading venues in Human-Computer Interaction and Information Visualization. She has received several awards for her research and is involved in the organizing and program committees of major visualization and human-computer interaction conferences.
Data visualization is a powerful medium to makes sense of large amounts of data and communicate insights gained from analyses to a general audience. Research in the field of information visualization aims at designing interactive visual interfaces to augment human cognition for exploring and communicating with data.
In this talk, I will present our latest research efforts in the field of information visualization and data-driven storytelling. Stories supported by facts extracted from data analysis (data-driven storytelling) proliferate in many different forms from static infographics shared on social media to dynamic and interactive applications available on leading news media outlets. I will present research shedding light on what makes visual stories compelling and share insights on how to empower people to build these experiences without programming.