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The Art and Science of Data Visualisation

Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualisation specialist: a design consultant, training provider, author, editor of visualisingdata.com, speaker and researcher.

During this webinar Andy presents an overview of the state of data visualisation and infographic design in 2014, looking through the lens of both the artistic and scientific attributes of this practice. He will introduce some of the creative design and critical thinking challenges involved in effective visualisation, presenting a range of contemporary examples that demonstrate the field at its finest. He will review some of the key recent developments and trends in the field, and take a peek at the prospects for data visualisation in the coming years.

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Andy Kirk

Data Visualisation Specialist and Founder of visualisingdata.com

Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualisation specialist, and editor of visualisingdata.com. After graduating from Lancaster University in 1999 with a B.Sc (hons) in Operational Research, he held a number of business analysis and information management positions at some of the largest organisations in the UK, including West Yorkshire Police and the University of Leeds.

In December 2009 Andy completed a Masters by Research M.A (Distinction) programme (University of Leeds), studying the subject of data visualisation and soon after launchedvisualisingdata.com. This has grown to become a popular source of information about the increasingly popular data visualisation field, providing readers with information about contemporary techniques, resources, latest developments and key insights.

Andy became a freelance professional in 2011 focusing on data visualisation consultancy and training workshops. He has delivered over 100 public and private training events across UK, Europe, North America, India, South Africa and Australia. Some of his clients include Heineken, Disney, Intel, WHO, OECD and McKinsey. His teaching activities extend to being a visiting lecturer at the highly-respected Maryland Institute College of Art (US) teaching a module on the Information Visualisation Masters programme.

In December 2012, Andy released his first book entitled “Data Visualization: a successful design process”, a practical guide for anyone facing the challenges of designing data visualisations in the most effective and efficient way. He is now working on a second book, due to be published by Sage in 2015.

Between January 2014 and March 2015 Andy is working as co-investigator on a research project called ‘Seeing Data’ funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and hosted by the University of Leeds exploring visualisation literacy amongst the general public.

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