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Andy Kirk (visualisingdata)
Attended Lancaster University
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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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To mark each mid-year and end of year milestone I try to take a reflective glance over the previous 6 months period in the data visualisation field and compile a collection of some of the most significant developments. These are the main projects, events, new sites, trends, personalities and general observations that have struck me as being important to help further the development of this field.
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A momentary vanity post, if you will oblige me. I'm delighted see that my book, 'Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design' has been included by Alan Smith, the Financial Times' Data Visualisation Editor, as one of 2016's "best books for data geeks".
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I wanted to briefly profile this beautifully produced new book, titled ‘The Origin of (almost) Everything‘ from the New Scientist, authored by Graham Lawton and illustrated by the brilliant Jennifer Daniel. The book poses and answers some of the key questions about where and how things originated, covering fundamental topics such as ‘Why are we …
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It was super to be invited by Steve Folland to be guest on his excellent 'Being Freelance' podcast. My appearance coincided with my hitting my 5 year anniversary since I left the 'normal' working world and set out to become a freelancer so it was great to have a chance to reflect on this past few years
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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 September 2016.
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To mark each mid-year and end-of-year milestone I take a reflective glance over the previous 6-month period in the data visualisation field and compile a collection of some of the most significant developments.
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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 November 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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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 October 2016.
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The multi-talented visualisation entrepreneur Rachel Binx has clearly been very busy of late and has announced a couple of new ventures, expanding her fleet of custom visualisation-driven-designed products with the launch of 'Cliffs&Coasts' and 'manymaps'.
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I'm happy to help spread word about an interesting new FREE ebook that has been published on the excellent, long-running 'Interaction Design Foundation' website. The book is titled 'Bringing Numbers to Life: LAVA and Design-Led Innovation in Visual Analytics'.
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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
Work
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Data visualisation designer | Editor of visualisingdata.com