Nadieh Bremer is a graduated Astronomer, turned data scientist, turned data visualization designer, based near Amsterdam. She's working as a freelancer under the name 'Visual Cinnamon'. In 2017, she received the 'Best Individual' award from the 'Information is Beautiful' association. She focuses on uniquely crafted (interactive) data visualizations that both engage and enlighten its audience. She is working for companies such as Google News Lab & UNESCO to small start-ups. She declines her job from printed magazines to interactive experiences online to more promotionally focused visuals for press releases, data-driven reports, and data art.
SVGs beyond mere shapes
In data visualization for the web, SVG is mostly used to create shapes; circles, rectangles, lines. But SVG can do much more than 'just' be a shape. In this talk, Nadieh will show you how to experiment with SVG gradients and filters to make data visualizations even more fun and engaging. She'll demonstrate how to implement the techniques using JS, CSS, and the de-facto data visualization library d3.js. She'll show how to use rainbow, moving and dynamic SVG gradients based on data and SVG filters with which to create glow, gooey, and fuzzy effects that brighten up any visual.