What is Data Visualisation
Data visualisation is the representation of information in the form of a chart, diagram or image. Viewing data and information in a graphic format can make it easier for our brains to understand and absorb the information.
Data visualisation can be used in almost any field or profession. Data is everywhere, and it is more accessible than ever. We are so lucky to be able to view and download information, data and statistics about almost any topic we can think of.
It is both fascinating and beautiful to explore data visually.
I recently completed the Domestika course Data Visualisation and Information Design. The course explores the field of data visualisation, and its potential. The teacher, Federica Fragapane demonstrates the relationship between information design and its audience. Federica has worked with companies such as Google, United Nations, BBC and Scientific American to create wonderful visualisations on a vast breadth of topics.
In the course Federica takes you through the process from start to finish. First you select your topic, then explore the different places you can collect data. From there you start to develop your design, from data to sketching to adobe illustrator.
This is a wonderful and inspiring course for anyone interested in Data Visualisation, I would highly recommend.