On-Demand Webinar

Separating Myth from Truth in Data Visualisation

Have you ever wondered what are the right and wrong practices in data visualisation design?

In this webinar, industry expert Andy Kirk will shine a light on some of the most discussed and debated aspects of data visualisation design. He will expose some of the myths about data visualisation and reinforce some of the truths in order to offer practitioners, professionals and part-time enthusiasts alike greater clarity about this increasingly popular discipline.

Join Andy to find answers to the following queries

  • Should data visualisation always be about striving for simplicity?
  • Does Big Data make a difference to visualisation techniques?
  • Is 3D visualisation always bad?
  • Are pie charts really evil and word clouds really dumb?
  • What actually is storytelling with data?
  • Should red and green never be seen?
  • Join us to submit questions during the live Q&A with our presenter and attendees.

    About the speaker

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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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