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 »

GalwayDashboard.ie – exploring Galway with data visualisation

The official launch of GalwayDashboard.ie 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 »

Nominated in the 2014 DH Awards – Best Data Visualisation

The “Exploring Dáil Transcript Visualisation” that I did late last year is nominated in this year’s Digital Humanities Awards. Awards are given based on a public vote, so if you have a few seconds to spare, it would be great if you could fill in the Voting Form – my project is the first option in the Data Visualisation… | Read on »

Displaying Likert rating data with D3.js

I was recently looking at approaches to handling the web-based visualisation of survey data that asked users to rate their answers on a 7-point scale. Using D3.js, and based on previous work by Asif Rahman visualising groups of journals, this is what I came up: The highlighted circles are the ones that have the most ratings for each question, with circle sizes being proportional to… | Read on »