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Heather Bauer: Choosing a Graphing Library for the Modern Web

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

NED Camp

Southern New Hampshire University
2500 North River Road
Manchester NH 03106

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Flash is getting phased out and there is an increasing focus on mobile, responsive design, and scalability. This is leading many teams to consider new options for their graphing libraries. Sometimes non-technical teammates are finding themselves in a position where they have to choose this new library even if they are not the person who will be implementing it. During this session I will discuss my journey to a new graphing library including the questions I needed to answer and lessons I learned going through this process myself.

In this session we'll discuss:

  • Who you should consult along the way
  • What questions need to be asked
  • Some of the popular options today 
  • Implications on mobile and accessibility
Heather Bauer

Heather Bauer is the UX Product Specialist for BioRAFT, the provider of integrated laboratory safety and research management software solutions powered by Drupal. Heather completed her Masters of Science in Human Factors and Information Design from Bentley University in December 2014. She co-organizes Drupal Nights and has presented at Design4Drupal and NERD Summit. During her studies at Bentley, Heather performed user research for one of the largest Pharma companies in the United States, a small educational startup, and Sapient, a marketing and consulting firm. She also acted as co-organizer for the Boston Service Jam 2014, a 48 hour event promoting service design. Heather was an Expert in Residence at General Assembly for their course, User Experience Design (UXD). User Experience Design is a twelve-week course, taking students with varied experiences from zero to prototype in the UX design process. Working for BioRAFT has allowed Heather to deliver real-world UX experiences and artifacts to her students. Her specialties are product management, usability studies and interface design.