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Andy Kirk (visualisingdata)
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In order to sprinkle some star dust into the contents of my book I've been doing a few interviews with various professionals from data visualisation and related fields. These people span the spectrum of industries, backgrounds, roles and perspectives.
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At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. Here’s the latest collection from May 2015.
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As visitors know, I'm in the key stages of book writing. I won't bore you by repeating the background of that anymore.As you might anticipate, in a book about data visualisation, there is a chapter about data, describing the mechanics for gathering, familiarising with, preparing, analysing etc.
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At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. Here’s the latest collection from April 2015.
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When considering the trajectory and development of the data visualisation field I contemplate the dual role of the scientific and creative communities: I believe scientists tell us what we should do and creatives tell us what we could do.
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As I am in the process of writing my book I find that the same challenges in the use of language crop up. The main one I have difficulty being consistent about is how to term the person who reads, uses, consumes etc. visualisation work. Especially, when I am constructing a sentence that really needs a singular catch-all label and not a multi-comma-separated list - that just makes it clumsy both to write and to read.
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On the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) website, Professor Helen Kennedy, the leader of our Seeing Data research project, has posted an article about 'how people engage with data visualisations and why it matters'.
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In order to sprinkle some star dust into the contents of my book I've been doing a few interviews with various professionals from data visualisation and related fields. These people span the spectrum of industries, backgrounds, roles and perspectives.
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As I’m reaching a critical stage with my book writing – a draft script is due shortly – I will be dropping off the radar to attempt to focus all my attention on the task in hand. During this next three weeks or so I will be posting infrequently on the blog (maybe only publishing …
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Thanks so much C. Todd and congratulations on the progress with yours, we'll share a beer one day to toast them being done :)
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I've been updating my collection of data visualisation resources after receiving suggestions for additions over the past few months. The collection now has 298 records covering the spectrum of applications.
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As I am in the process of writing my book I find that the same challenges in the use of language crop up. The main one I have difficulty being consistent about is how to term the person who reads, uses, consumes etc. visualisation work. Especially, when I am constructing a sentence that really needs a singular catch-all label and not a multi-comma-separated list - that just makes it clumsy both to write and to read.
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A very quick post just to share this graphic from the WSJ that was published a couple of days ago. The reason for profiling it is simply because I think this is a great example of an infographic that includes worthwhile visual embellishments: useful chartjunk if we want to go there.
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Data visualisation designer | Editor of visualisingdata.com
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Introduction
Data visualisation specialist: Freelance design consultant, trainer, blog editor, researcher & author. Visiting lecturer at Maryland Institute College of Art.
Education
  • Lancaster University
    BSc Operational Research, 1995 - 1999
  • University of Leeds
    MA Data Visualisation, 2007 - 2009