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Facebook Redesign Guru Nick Felton At PSFK CONFERENCE NEW YORK 2010 [Video]

The infographic wiz behind the new Timeline feature shares the inspiration behind telling his life story through numbers, graphs, and charts.

Amelia Riley Swan
Amelia Riley Swan on September 26, 2011.

At Facebook’s f8 developer conference in San Francisco, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a slew of new site features and design changes. One of the most highly anticipated of these is the Timeline, to be launched in the next few weeks. Much of the work on this service, which organizes users’ past photos and status updates, was led by infographic guru Nick Felton.

Felton’s work has been featured in Wired, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has been referred to as the ‘god of data visualization.’ Felton turns sets of data from the most mundane aspects of life into compelling works of art, so it is no surprise that Facebook hired him this past April to summarize our lives in Timeline.

At our PSFK Conference New York 2010, Nick shared the inspiration behind telling his life story through numbers, graphs, and charts.

Watch the video of his presentation below:

Photo: GigaOM

Nicholas Felton

Want the opportunity to listen to more inspiring talks like Nick’s? Tickets are available now for our PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO 2011. Come listen to like minds as they share their ideas to make things better on stage and off. Find out more about the full lineup of speakers at the PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO 2011 here.

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