TTI PEC Nairobi Workshop - Data Visualisation

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TTI PEC Nairobi Workshop - Data Visualisation

  1. 1. PRESENTING COMPLEX DATA VISUALLY
  2. 2. What time is it?
  3. 3. What time is it?
  4. 4. What time is it?
  5. 5. Why Present Data Visually? It creates excitement It creates something shareable It makes complex data easier to understand It increases information retention It pulls out key messages and provides clarity You control the message
  6. 6. • “Information overload or data glut” – David McCandless • Language of the eye (patterns, colours) + the language of the mind (words) = speaking two languages simultaneously • Visual Information is effortless to consume.
  7. 7. Communicating Research Effectively: Making Shareable Products
  8. 8. Presenting information in a way that tells a story
  9. 9. Infographics can also present data in a variety of forms in one central place, bringing together information into one central place for sharing.
  10. 10. Four key consideration 1. Purpose and Focus 2. The right information 3. Correct structure 4. Useful formation
  11. 11. Who, What, How? • Who are you communicating with? • What do you need people to understand? • How is it going to be consumed? • Static media (infographic) vs. Interactive visualisation?
  12. 12. Good data is a must
  13. 13. Paradox of data visualisation • The more complex a visualisation, the less comprehensible it usually is. • Balance: data + technology + design
  14. 14. Remember our clocks? Information can be provided in a variety of ways BUT make sure it is: • FIT FOR PURPOSE • CLEAR • EASILY UNDERSTOOD • SIMPLE
  15. 15. Software/Tools Creately: this is easy to use Online Diagramming software - purpose built for team collaboration. http://creately.com/ Hohli: this online chart maker is simple to use and allows you to create a range of colourful pie, line scatter, radar and bar charts. http://charts.hohli.com/ Tableau: a free Windows-only software for creating colourful data visualisations. http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/
  16. 16. Software/Tools Gap Minder (Hans Rosling): allows you to upload data and create an interactive chart. http://www.gapminder.org/upload-data/ Many Eyes: allows you to upload data in a range of very versatile formats. http://www- 958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/ Google Chart Tools: allows you to include constantly changing research data sourced online. http://code.google.com/apis/chart/ Piktochart: easy to make infographics. piktochart.com
  17. 17. Activity 1. In groups, think of data you want to share. 2. Create a visualisation of that data (it may be a graph you have produced before) 3. Using the principles we have learnt think about how else you could present these linkages? 4. What other information may nuance and create patterns you want to show? 5. Create visualisation (use pencil, pen, markers, sticky notes etc. Go wild)

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