Smc data visualisation

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Using visualisation tools as a method for a journalist to get to grips with what the story is, rather than as a means of displaying a finished article

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Smc data visualisation

  1. 1. Data and the art of storytelling
  2. 2. Knowsley Council’s Future of Kirkby Town Centre survey,March 2010 <ul><li>Every household and business in Kirkby consulted </li></ul><ul><li>1,656 feedback forms completed and returned </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback provided was logged, recorded and considered when summarising the findings </li></ul><ul><li>June 2010: Findings published on council website </li></ul>
  3. 3. The official pie chart of those responses
  4. 4. But residents had much more to say
  5. 5. A word cloud
  6. 6. The unofficial pie chart
  7. 7. The same responses in chart form
  8. 8. As a bubble chart
  9. 9. A word tree
  10. 10. Some findings… <ul><li>Food superstore </li></ul><ul><li>New retail </li></ul><ul><li>New town square and improved public space </li></ul><ul><li>Improved transport links </li></ul><ul><li>Public services grouped together in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Social / evening facilities </li></ul><ul><li>New private sector office quarter </li></ul><ul><li>Improved market </li></ul><ul><li>Shops </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities (bars, restaurants, public toilets) </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Kirkby Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Environment (appearance, green spaces) </li></ul><ul><li>Policing </li></ul><ul><li>Parking </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-stadium </li></ul><ul><li>Transport links </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-stadium </li></ul><ul><li>Demolish Kirkby Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Other (childrens play area, OAP centre) </li></ul>From Knowsley From me
  11. 11. I LIKE… <ul><li>Wordle.net </li></ul><ul><li>ManyEyes </li></ul><ul><li>Swivel.com </li></ul><ul><li>Chartporn.org </li></ul><ul><li>Informationisbeautiful </li></ul><ul><li>Alison Gow (@alisongow) </li></ul>Image xkcd

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