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    SPIRAL - Spectacular images and Visualising Information
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    This workshop covers the principles of visualising data, examples of excellent visualisations and poor visualisations and case studies including examples from the instructor’s own publications and experience.

Duration 1 half day

Course Type Workshop

Booking Status Now Booking

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Target Audience: Research and Academic Staff

Displaying information in a visual format is an excellent way for researchers to communicate their work. You can enhance your research papers, conference posters, presentations and public engagement activities with accurate and clear visual representations. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to various types of visual formats including standard graphs, information visualisations and graphics for publication.

There are a number of different ways to display your data or ideas visually and it depends on who you are aiming to engage and what you want to tell them. How do you decide which format is best and how much time does it take? What story can your data tell? What style of image is suitable for a particular publication? There are a vast number of digital tools available, many of which are free, that allow you to build engaging graphics. Building excellent graphics and summary figures takes time, practice and a willingness to learn the appropriate software.

This workshop will provide an overview of information visualisation and further resources for participants to explore in their own time.  Data and information visualisation is a vast and rapidly growing field. This workshop covers the principles of visualising data, examples of excellent visualisations and poor visualisations and case studies including examples from the instructor’s own publications and experience. This workshop is suitable for students and early career researchers.



Delivered By: Jo Young

Prerequisites

*Please note: this is not a workshop on tools, though a list of tools will be provided for participants to explore in their own time.