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Research findings, articles, blogposts & more

by Helen Kennedy • April, 11th 2016

Research findings, articles, blogposts & more

It’s been a long time since we’ve blogged about our Seeing Data research, as we have been busy analysing, blogging, writing and talking about our findings. We have one journal article out and several more submitted or accepted. We’ve blogged, podcasted and webinared about some of the things emerging from our research, as listed below,continue reading »

Webinar about our research findings

by Rosemary Lucy Hill • June, 24th 2015

What: webinar about Seeing Data research findings When: 1st July 2015, 3pm BST Where: online via Adobe Connect Who: academics and visualisers interested in data and visualisation To participate: email seeingdata@leeds.ac.uk On 1st July 2015 at 3pm BST we will be holding a webinar to disseminate and discuss what we have found out on thecontinue reading »

Sharing the Facts? Data visualisation and the general election

by Rosemary Lucy Hill • May, 7th 2015

Sharing the Facts? Data visualisation and the general election

I’ve been looking at the visualisations used by British political parties in the run up to today’s UK General Election on 7th May. Some parties use visualisations in their manifestos, some on their website, some don’t use them. What can a semiotic analysis of these visualisations tell us about how the parties want to presentcontinue reading »

The Challenge of Visualising Qualitative Data: can a Venn diagram help us to understand the place of sociocultural factors in engaging with visualisations?

by Rosemary Lucy Hill • May, 6th 2015

The Challenge of Visualising Qualitative Data: can a Venn diagram help us to understand the place of sociocultural factors in engaging with visualisations?

On the Seeing Data project we have generated a lot of data for qualitative analysis: we have focus group and interview transcripts; written diaries; talking mat representations of how much people liked and learned from visualisations; semiotic coding of visualisations. Lots of very rich data which we are busy analysing. One thing that has becomecontinue reading »

‘Do We Have to Visualise Everything?!’ Engaging with the Public

by William Allen • April, 23rd 2015

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been drawing on our emergent findings to engage with different groups. In February, Rosey and Andy worked with secondary school-aged students in Leeds as part of the Jampacked events which introduces them to computing and programming. Later, in March we developed that into fuller, two-hour workshops for researchers atcontinue reading »

The feeling of numbers (or, starting to think about our research findings)

by Helen Kennedy • April, 11th 2015

The feeling of numbers (or, starting to think about our research findings)

  It’s been a long time since our last project blog! Since November, we have been finalizing our field research with users, designing Phase 2 of our project website – which incorporates a large section dedicated to helping users develop their visualisation literacy – and starting to think about what we have found out oncontinue reading »