Introduction to Data Visualisation
- Edinburgh Campus
Data Visualisation is a huge field and many researchers don’t know where to begin to find new ways to present their results. This workshop is the fourth in the set designed to improve communication skills for research students. By the end of this workshop you should be able to:
- Access several on-line tools available for data visualisation.
- Design novel infographics for your research topics.
This workshop will serve as an introduction to the vast field of data visualisation. Highlighting on-line tools, you will learn how to tell stories with your data. Examples of unique data visualisation projects will be shown for inspiration. Designing communications that appeal on an aesthetic level is important no matter what discipline you work in. This workshop will look at how data can be turned into compelling visual stories, including flat graphic design (infographics).
Topics covered include:
- The importance of good visual storytelling.
- Designing and presenting graphs and charts to maximise their impact.
- Examples of good practice.
Please note: Although different visualisation software options will be discussed during the workshop, this is not a software-training course.
Students may want to bring their own laptops/tablets with them.