The On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition ended in January this year — but it’s only just the beginning. We will be hosting an event in London (and streamed online!) to mark the closure of this chapter by launching a digital compilation from the competition.
Data visualisations: Where data, technology and design meet politics
Thursday, 10 April 2014 from 18:15 to 19:45 (BST)
Impact Hub Kings Cross, 34b York Way, London, N1 9AB
Data are inherently meaningless — in this day and age, nothing but 1s and 0s hanging out on a hard drive. It is only through a process of analysis and interpretation that data gain meaning and become useful information. When that information is conveyed in a compelling manner, only then does it have the potential for impact. Data visualisation (or perhaps more appropriately, information visualisation) has emerged as an important tool for think tanks to engage policy makers and publics alike. But creating effective think tank data visualisations is no small feat — it’s about finding the appropriate mix of data, technology, design, and politics. This event will explore each of those areas in further detail and will highlight compelling examples from across the globe following the On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition. It will also serve to launch a new digital compilation of the 2013-14 competition entries and commentary.
- Jeff Knezovich, On Think Tanks
- Zdeněk Hynek, Developer at Geographics.cz
- Rebecca Ross, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication Design, Central St Martins
- Robert Muggah, Research Director, Igarapé Institute
Comments from the On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Judges:
- Leonora Merry, The Nuffield Trust (TBC)
- John Schwartz, Soapbox
- Enrique Mendizabal, On Think Tanks
This event is co-hosted with Wonkcomms, and will be live streamed to allow for a broader participation — please register to attend online for a link to the live event. Follow the event on Twitter at #ttdatavis, and why not follow @onthinktanks and @wonkcomms while you’re there.