DataFest fringe visualisation event

It's becoming an annual event - DataFest. This is a cross-Scotland showcase of data talent with contributors from the public, private, 3rd and academic sectors. This year Edinburgh University are hosting a weekend event at the Edinburgh College of Art called DataVisFest. It looks to be an excellent programe with data contributors involved too. Places... Continue Reading →


Workshop data

The SEFARI visualisation workshop had two sessions using data from Statistics Scotland. You can access prepared versions of these data and a sample script in this github repository. To view a quick summary of these data, go straight to this link. This shows how the below plot was created.

Links to visualisation resources

Here are some links to resources on data visualisation: The little of visualisation design Fundamentals of visualisation Rainbows colour scales don't work Impact of colour scales on colour blindness Pre-defined colour scales Martin Krzywinski Biological Visualisation Data visualization: A view of every Points of View column

Workshop agenda

Agenda for the Workshop Venue: New Seminar Room, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee 09:30 Arrival and coffee 09:50 Welcome 10:00 Invited speaker: Sophie Warnes (ONS) – “Creating Effective Data Visualizations” 10:45 Q & A 11:00 Group work: Visualisation mock-up using census data 12:00 Feedback on group work 12:30 Buffet lunch with posters 13:30 Invited... Continue Reading →

Visualisation workshop speakers

Sophie Warnes from the Office for National Statistics will be opening the Visualization Workshop on Tuesday 6 February with her talk: Creating Effective Data Visualizations Data visualization is a key way to present data to people, and it's all around us today, in reports, presentations, and articles. But not all visualizations are created equally, and... Continue Reading →

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