An introduction to visualising data
Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)
This one-day compendium of seminars is perfect for those wanting an overview of the emerging and expanding field of data visualisation, including what it is, and what it can do.
Expert tutors will show you their success stories in forensic detail, including how they sourced information and set about turning it into compelling visual stories, with numerous examples of best practice and plenty scope for asking questions. Guardian speakers will include Adam Frost (head of data visualisation at the Guardian Digital Agency), Tobias Sturt (Design Manager) and James Ball (data journalist) and Alex Breuer (creative director of the Guardian).
• Data, Story, Chart, Design: The data visualisation process
• Getting the data, getting it right: Where to ﬁnd the data with which to make your infographic
• Visual storytelling, how to convert data into a story with visual human context
Following the informative lecture sessions will be a panel discussion and question and answer time.
Tobias Sturt is the Design & User Experience Manager at the Guardian's Digital Agency. He has been working in digital storytelling for almost two decades, in all kinds of media, from web to TV to games to infographics. He has also worked on more conventional digital development projects, from website design to branding, from mobile app interfaces to print projects.
Adam Frost is Data Visualisation Manager at the Guardian's Digital Agency. As well as work for the Guardian itself, he has worked on data visualisation projects for clients as diverse as Vodafone, SAB Miller, Ofsted, Kantar, Millward Brown and Walmart. He has also managed large-scale web builds for the Department for Education and EDF Energy.
James Ball is a data journalist working for the Guardian investigations team. He joined the Guardian from Wikileaks, and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He is the Washington Post Laurence Stern Fellow for 2012.
More profiles to come.