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Andy Kirk (visualisingdata)
Attended Lancaster University
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Introduction
Data visualisation specialist: Freelance design consultant, trainer, blog editor, researcher & author. Visiting lecturer at MICA (US) and Imperial College (UK).
Education
  • Lancaster University
    BSc Operational Research, 1995 - 1999
  • University of Leeds
    MA Data Visualisation, 2007 - 2009
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Data visualisation designer | Editor of visualisingdata.com

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I'm thrilled to learn that visualisingdata.com has been nominated in the final shortlist in the best 'Dataviz website' category of the KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards for 2016.
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This is part of a series of posts about the 'little of visualisation design', respecting the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad of this discipline.
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This is part of a series of posts about the 'little of visualisation design', respecting the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad of this discipline.
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In October, the leading academic data visualisation conference, IEEE VIS 2016, is heading to Baltimore, running from 23rd to the 28th. One of the many rich strands that make up this conference will be the 'Visualization in Practice (VIP)' events.
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To mark the completion of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, I have been working, with my trusted lieutenant Andrew Witherley, on designing a new version of 'The Pursuit of Faster' project. This visualisation explores the evolution of medal winning performances across all Olympic Games since 1896 as athletes strive for that ultimate pursuit of being faster than the rest.
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Earlier today I had the pleasure of being invited back by Tableau to deliver a second webinar of this year. The talk was titled 'Separating Myth from Truth in Data Visualisation' during which I dispelled and acknowledged some of the 'always and nevers, mostlys and rarelys' that exist in data visualisation design.
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This is part of a series of posts about the 'little of visualisation design', respecting the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad of this discipline.
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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 July 2016
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I recently had the pleasure of being invited to record a new episode of the excellent PolicyViz podcast with Jon Schwabish, during which we discussed my thinking, intentions behind and contents of my new book.
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This is part of a series of posts about the 'little of visualisation design', respecting the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad of this discipline.
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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 June 2016
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Now that my book is seemingly start to reach people's bookshelves, I wanted to reinforce one key point I make in the opening section regarding how I want people to use this book.
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So not to prop open a door then?
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