Introduction to Data Visualisation 1
When: Fri 21 Feb 2014, 09.00-17.00
Where: Foyle Suite, Centre for Conservation
Price: £95 / £80 concessions
Andy Kirk, founder of Visualising Data will be holding his renowned Introduction to Data Visualisation course at the British Library to coincide with Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight.
The aim of this workshop is to provide delegates with an accessible and comprehensive introduction to data visualisation – the visual analysis and communication of data. This will give you the knowledge you need to achieve greater impact with your presentations. The emphasis is to help you to think. It will help you most astutely rationalise all the choices you are faced with in any charting process.
These workshops are ideal for anyone who has a responsibility for, or is interested in best practice techniques for the visual analysis and presentation of data. This includes academics, analysts, statisticians and other ‘data’ professionals, but also managers and coaches who may rarely get involved in the data processes or visualisation creation themselves, but are important stakeholders.
There are no skill, no knowledge and no role-based prerequisites or expectations of any person attending, other than you should be willing to contribute to discussions and activities. The session will discuss technology but is not focused on one specific tool or programme. It is about instilling in you the craft required to respond to charting challenges within the constraints of your own technical comfort zone and capability.
There are just 16 places available. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
You are encouraged, but not required, to bring a wireless-enabled laptop with you and to be prepared to share your workspace with others. There are no specific programs or applications required, though it would be useful if you have Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, PDF reader, and a modern browser.
For more details contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org