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Jeffrey Heer

Jeff Heer is Trifacta’s Chief Experience Officer, Co-founder and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Washington, where he directs the Interactive Data Lab. Jeff’s passion is the design of novel user interfaces for exploring, managing and communicating data. The data visualization tools developed by his lab (D3.js, Protovis, Prefuse) are used by thousands of data enthusiasts around the world. In 2009, Jeff was named to MIT Technology Review’s list of “Top Innovators under 35”.

Latest Posts

Preparing for the Next Phase of the Trifacta and Tableau Partnership

When we set out to build a data preparation platform, the problem we were solving was obvious. Given the growing diversity of data sources and the variety of downstream analysis and visualization tools to choose from, we saw—and continue to see—data preparation as a critical intermediary to making data actionable... more
Jeffrey Heer  |  April 26, 2018

Tableau Software from the Early Days: Tableau’s first intern reflects

Tableau made headlines recently for appointing a new CEO and much of the conversation about the company focuses on the company’s stock performance and market share. What shouldn’t get forgotten in all of this chatter is what Tableau has managed to accomplish: bringing the thrill of visually exploring data to a... more
Jeffrey Heer  |  September 8, 2016

Designing Visualization Tools: From Data Wrangling to Exploration

The current “big data” era has lead to a proliferation of new technologies that enable a broader base of users to consume and analyze data. In large part, this has been brought about by the advancement and popularity of data visualization. We’ve moved beyond traditional dashboards and are now... more
Jeffrey Heer  |  November 24, 2015