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Sun 21 Apr – Mon 3 Jun

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Monday 3 June

13:00
CDH Methods: Critical Approaches to Data Visualisation new [Full] 13:00 - 16:30 Sidgwick Site, Alison Richard Building, SG1

It is often said we live in a society saturated with data. Visualisation methods can play a crucial role in helping to cut through the information overload. Badly designed charts, graphs and diagrams, on the other hand, can confuse or deceive. This session will introduce and contextualise graphical communication practices historically and culturally, helping you to think more critically about your own work and that of others.

We will focus on graphical display as an interpretative and persuasive practice which requires as much attention to detail as writing. A hands-on collaborative exercise using historical data will give you the chance to put your visualisation skills to work. Coding skills are not required for this workshop but a basic familiarity with creating graphs and charts will be helpful. If you need to refresh your skills before the session, please use this open access workbook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wtwqIsWVGcsQ6rvXAzdpfNL5f7mUqV5k_Rr7ZrQCnbo/edit. (if the link doesn't work from UTBS, please copy and paste into your browser).