BigDataUX: building a better user experience for Big Data.
Lots of different definitions can be found for “big data,” but they all have one aspect in common: big data is inconvenient. It’s too big to fit on screen, or in memory, or on disk. There are more fields than are easy to articulate. And it is so ill-organized and messy that it will take a fair bit of nursing to get it into usable shape.
We want to explore what technologies will make it easier for users — for data scientists, business intelligence analysts, or anyone with a dataset — to clean, process, and interact with big datasets. To do that, we’ve assembled a collaborative team: specialists in UX, visualization and computer-language experts, back-end algorithms and system builders; database designers.