LECTURE POD 9- DATA VISUALISATION CASE

Art made of storms Summary Nathalie Miebach discusses ‘art made of storms’ on July 2011 in Edinburgh Scotland. The video begins with string instruments playing for the audience and Miebach then exhibits and explains a scientific art piece that is representative of weather. She claims that “Weather is an amalgam of systems that is inherently … Continue reading LECTURE POD 9- DATA VISUALISATION CASE

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LECTURE POD 8- THE BEAUTY OF DATA VISUALISATION

Summary: The video is a TED talk located in Oxford England, where David McCandles discusses the “beauty of data visualisation.” We are constantly overloaded with information and data. The beauty of data visualisation is that it allows us to discover important connections and patterns. McCandles provides precedents to the audience, including a “Billion Dollar O-gram” … Continue reading LECTURE POD 8- THE BEAUTY OF DATA VISUALISATION

LECTURE POD 6- DATA JOURNALISM

Summary Part 1: What is data journalism? Part one interviews a range of workers at ‘The Guardian.’ The video provides precedents of interactive data and images and several perspectives on what they believe data journalism is and why. For example, author and editor of The Guardian data blog advocates that “journalism is more than just … Continue reading LECTURE POD 6- DATA JOURNALISM

LECTURE POD 5- DATA PRESENTATION STYLES (GRAPHS)

Summary Why do we use graphs? Although there are several ways, it aims to make interpreting and comparing data easier. Leon advocates that design students must consider how data is interpreted instead of simply focusing on aesthetics and trends. For example, bubble charts are a trend however, they don’t always specific communicate data in the … Continue reading LECTURE POD 5- DATA PRESENTATION STYLES (GRAPHS)

LECTURE POD 4- VISUALISATION: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY VISUALISATION METHODS (PART 2)

Summary: This lecture extends upon the previous lecture and discusses historical examples. It also answers the question of the functionality of visualisation. Leon advocates that it is not just for aesthetic purposes but also because it allows us to gain an understanding and an insight into complex issues. Leon utilises a book, ‘An introduction to … Continue reading LECTURE POD 4- VISUALISATION: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY VISUALISATION METHODS (PART 2)