Project: Layered Landscapes – Augmented Reality (AR)

Layered Landscapes is an interactive Augmented Reality (AR) application, which layers elements of research projects that focus on natural, historical and cultural heritage, and their interpretations of landscape. The project brought these elements together with topographical data, and Tim Robinson’s detailed mapping of the Connemara landscape. When viewed through the app, the map is presented in 3D,… | Read on »

Talk: Web Maps and Data Visualisation

Presented at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway as part of a series of informal workshops to share practice-based expertise, know-how and experience in technologies and method, useful to anyone engaged in Digital Scholarship type activity. This workshop introduced key aspects of visualising research data using web-based maps. Participants had the opportunity to get hands-on and… | Read on »

Talk: Interactive Data Visualisation for Researchers

These slides are from a workshop given to Early Career Researchers and Doctoral Students as part of NARTI (Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative) at Northumbria Business School, Newcastle, UK in January 2018. This was part of a 1-day workshop on Positioning Your Research for Impact and Interactive Data Visualisation. The aim was to provide participants… | Read on »

Talk: Introduction to Interactive Data Visualisation

As part of a session on Infographics & Data Visualisation for researchers from the Moore Institute and the Whitaker Institute, I gave a talk on an “Introduction to Interactive Data Visualisation” – you can see the slide-deck below, or on SpeakerDeck. The talk covered examples of data visualisation, some areas to avoid, and examples of… | Read on »

EU Code Week – Coding in Galway’s Primary Schools

Last week was EU Code Week, where children were encouraged to take part in an Hour of Code. It’s part of an initiative to help build digital literacy in young people. Read more about the initiative in Galway2020’s introduction to the project.     The week ended with 74 primary schools taking part – meaning… | Read on »

A Tribal Vision – Galway’s Creative Culture

Back in June we had an idea to explore the people responsible for creating and working in Galway’s artistic and cultural communities. The result of that was A Tribal Vision. The site is a collaboration between myself, Jo Lavelle and Boyd Challenger. The idea was to publish one in-depth interview (Jo’s area of expertise) each week. We… | Read on » – exploring Galway with data visualisation

The official launch of happened in July. The dashboard, which I designed and developed, was part of an Economic Baseline Assessment project led by the Whitaker Institute, in collaboration with Galway City and Galway County Councils. The objective was to pull together open data that was available about Galway, and present it in a useful, interactive and user-friendly… | Read on »

Robertson Network Data Visualisations

The visualisations are based on a small dataset that shows the path of postal surveys among a network of people, connected to William Robertson (1721–1793). The data is the result of research by Dr. Ida Federica Pugliese, at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway. The objective was to create a set of visualisations suitable for… | Read on »