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Andy Kirk (visualisingdata)
Attended Lancaster University
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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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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 March 2015.
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Stereotropes is an interactive experiment, developed by the Data Visualisation team at Bocoup, which examines the use of a range of common tropes in TV and movies and how they reflect, shape or counter against gender stereotypes in society.
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A reminder of my upcoming 2015 public training schedule:
Birmingham, 7th July - 1 day 'Introduction' event
London, 20th and 21st July - 2 day 'Mastering' event
Melbourne, 31st July - 1 day 'Introduction' event
Canberra, 3rd August - 1 day 'Introduction' event
Sydney, 5th August - 1 day 'Introduction' event
Washington DC, 3rd September - 1 day 'Introduction' event
Madrid, 3rd November - 1 day 'Introduction' event

Visit http://www.visualisingdata.com/index.php/training/ for more information
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Regular readers will be somewhat aware of my involvement in a research project called 'Seeing Data', a 15 month study funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Professor Helen Kennedy from the University of Sheffield.
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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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With the dust settling after the UK elections, a brief reflection on the winners and losers from a data and visualisation perspective. I have selected two of each as follows...
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Really like this piece of visual journalism by Alex Tribou and Keith Collins of the Bloomberg Visual Team who have looked at 'How Fast America Changes Its Mind' over some of the biggest social issues.
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Back in January I claimed that I would be hitting the new year with plans of more frequent smaller posts to offer 'some practical tidbits most probably relating to quite narrow design considerations'. That lasted for about a week, so its certainly long overdue that I pick this back up.
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In their circles
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755 people
Yves Mulkers's profile photo
Sandi Sufiandi's profile photo
Catalina Butnaru's profile photo
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Shoppriceca Canada's profile photo
Irmasari Hafidz's profile photo
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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