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Speakers

This year’s speakers at the Visualizing Knowledge conference give an extensive view on the key concept “senses.” This theme delivered through their expertise – ranging from interactivity and behavior to the environment – guarantees exciting talks with compelling visualizations.

More speakers to be announced soon!

Joost
Grootens (NL)


Designer

Lisa
Charlotte
Rost (GER)


Designer & Blogger

Iiro P.
Jääskeläinen (FI)


Associate Professor

Christina
Franken (NL)


Smart Cities / Smart Buildings Expert

Juuso
Koponen &
Jonatan
Hildén (FI)


Information Designers

Jens
Finnäs (SWE)


Founder of Newsworthy and J++ Stockholm
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Joost
Grootens (NL)

Designer

Complexity, Criticality, Cartography

joostgrootens.nl

About

Joost Grootens is a graphic designer, researcher and educator. His studio SJG designs books, maps, typefaces, spatial installations and digital information environments. Grootens leads the master Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven. Since 2015 he is PhD candidate at Leiden University. His research addresses the transformation of the fields and practices of graphic and map design resulting from technological changes in tools to record, create, edit, produce and distribute visual information.

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Lisa
Charlotte
Rost (GER)

Designer & Blogger

lisacharlotterost.de

About

Lisa Charlotte Rost is a Berlin-based designer & blogger at the charting tool Datawrapper. In 2016, Lisa was an OpenNews Fellow at NPR in Washington, DC. Before that, she created data visualizations for newsrooms like Tagesspiegel, Bloomberg, SPIEGEL & ZEIT Online. She co-hosts the Berlin Data Vis meetup, organizes the global, digital Data Vis Book Club and tries to spend less time on Twitter.

Works:
https://blog.datawrapper.de/category/thoughts-how-to-s/ https://blog.datawrapper.de/choroplethmaps/ https://twitter.com/datavisclub https://lisacharlotterost.github.io/2016/06/23/flatland/

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Iiro P.
Jääskeläinen (FI)

Associate Professor

Movie, Perception, Brain, Culture, Personality

Iiro's Linkedin

About

Iiro P. Jääskeläinen, Ph.D., is a cognitive neuroscientist who uses movies and narratives as naturalistic stimuli during neuroimaging to study perceptual, memory, social cognitive, and emotional processes, including how those are shaped by cultural background and psychological traits of subjects. Prof. Jääskeläinen defended his Ph.D. thesis in the University of Helsinki in 1995 after which he worked as post-doctoral researcher and junior faculty member at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA before joining Helsinki University of Technology that subsequently was transformed into Aalto University.

Work:
https://academic.oup.com/scan/article/13/12/1293/5168059

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Christina
Franken (NL)

Smart Cities / Smart Buildings Expert

Data analytics, Data science, Data visualization, User experience, Smart cities

Christina's Twitter

About

Christina works at the intersection of urban tech, data analysis, and user psychology on data-heavy smart city and smart building projects. With a diverse background spanning from design and engineering to business strategy, she has been working at startups in Europe and the U.S.. Prior to working on a building intelligence tool at Lone Rooftop, she managed the Smart City program at Mapbox, with projects on mobility, traffic safety and disaster response. Previously, Christina explored what can motivate more people to be active in the urban environment at Human.co, where the team visualized data on human activity in 900 cities worldwide. Christina graduated from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany as an architect and holds a Master from Central Saint Martins London.

Work:

https://www.cityvis.io/project.php?id=25864

https://twitter.com/Mapbox/status/1039159684316516356

https://www.producthunt.com/posts/human-cities

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Juuso
Koponen &
Jonatan
Hildén (FI)

Information Designers

Maps, Cartography, Atlas, Project launch

koponen-hilden.fi
@koponenhilden

About

Juuso Koponen and Jonatan Hildén are the founders of Koponen+Hildén, a Helsinki-based information design studio. They are the authors of the books Tieto näkyväksi and Data visualization handbook, and teach information design at Aalto University and other Finnish universities.

Works:
Naisjohtajat
Arts and Culture in Helsinki

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Jens
Finnäs (SWE)

Founder of Newsworthy and J++ Stockholm

Data Journalism, Automation, Robot Journalism, Text Generation

newsworthy.se
@jensfinnas

About

Jens Finnäs is the founder of J++ Stockholm, a freelance agency dedicated to data-driven journalism and Newsworthy, a service for finding local news in data through automation. He has been a pioneer in data journalism in Scandinavia with ten years of experience from the field. In the last couple of years he has focus on newsroom automation or “robot journalism”. How can we use automation techniques for finding, telling and visualizing stories in data? Jens Finnäs is born in Finland, has studied at Helsinki University, but now lives in Sweden. J++ clients include many of the top Scandinavian newsrooms: Aftonbladet, Expressen, Sveriges Radio, TT and SvD in Sweden, Yle and HBL in Finland and NTB in Norway.

Work:
https://www.newsworthy.se/sv/report/crime/
http://bb-resan.ottar.se/
https://www.onedegreewarmer.eu/