Hands-on Introduction to Data Visualisation
13th & 14th September
Swansea University

Swansea University are hosting a stand-alone training course on Data Visualisation to run on the 13th and 14th September. The event will provide delegates with a concise introduction to the art and science of applied data visualisation and has no technical skill or knowledge pre-requisites.

The 2-day course will be co-located with the 36th annual Computer Graphics, Visualization, and Visual Computing (CGVC) gathering, also being held at Swansea University on the 13th and 14th September.

Course Description

Delivered through an energetic blend of teaching, interactive exercises and step-by-step software tutorials, delegates will learn about the most effective techniques for visually analysing and communicating data. The emphasis of the training is hands-on applications, providing attendees with a kick-start to applied data visualisation. You will leave with an enhanced appreciation of the many different practical and creative choices, broadening your visual vocabulary and inspiring you to feel more confident when faced with future challenges.

Swansea Academy of Advanced Computing

Who is This Training For?
This training workshop is ideal for anyone who has a responsibility for or is interested learning new tools for the visual analysis and communication of data. This includes analysts, statisticians, researchers, those working in marketing and finance, or local government professionals. It should also appeal to those in creative roles such as designers and developers, looking to increase the rigour of their data-related work. There are no technical skills or knowledge pre-requisites. The session will introduce technology and introduce new specific tools. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and participate actively in the hands-on tutorials which will be taught step-by-step.

Tools discussed: Tableau, D3, TBA

Registration

Registration for this event is available via Swansea University’s dedicated Computer Graphics Visualisation, and Visual Computing (CGVC) 2018 gathering website, here. Please download the registration form and in the section entitled ‘Participation’ select ‘Training Only’, then follow the instructions to submit the form. The cost of the course is £100, to be paid at registration.

Accommodation

Accommodation booking on the University Campus is available through Swansea’s DiRAC Day website.