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Re: Intro

From: Annette Greiner <amgreiner@lbl.gov>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:20:25 -0800
To: Doug Schepers <standards@schepers.cc>, Data on the Web Best Practices CG <public-dwbp@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1cfdbbff-cb13-37c4-831a-9a0132b3bb8f@lbl.gov>
Hi Doug,

I'm interested in data viz and accessibility, too. One question I have 
about the concept of doing a best practices doc for data viz on the web 
is how we might bound such an endeavor. Since techniques and libraries 
for data viz are changing at a rapid pace, I think we would want to 
somehow limit to things that are best practices independent of the 
library used. Yet, I don't think we would want to try to write a spec 
for how to create good data viz that is only about design choices, as 
that would have little to do with the web per se, and there are tons of 
other resources for that. The accessibility angle is good. What else 
would fit the sweet spot of being web-appropriate and sufficiently 
library independent? Maybe . . .

- the characteristics of a good viz library

- connecting to data securely

- optimizing performance

- copyright issues

what else?


On 2/21/17 1:36 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, folks–
> I'm Doug Schepers. I'm happy to be part of this group. I came in 
> toward the very last bit of the publication of the Data on the Web 
> Best Practices spec, to offer a few small suggestions and to help with 
> making the diagrams in the spec more accessible.
> … which is a perfect lead-in to my personal interest, which is the 
> accessibility of data visualizations and other graphics. I have some 
> ideas about a spec focused on Data Visualization Best Practices, 
> intended to complement and supplement the recent Data on the Web Best 
> Practices recommendation, and embody it in the particular medium of 
> dataviz.
> If anyone else is interested in this, let me know.
> Thanks–
> Doug

Annette Greiner
NERSC Data and Analytics Services
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Received on Thursday, 23 February 2017 00:21:02 UTC

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