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Data Visualisation books – our third set of resources for you

Data Visualisation books

During our month with more focus on Data Visualisation, we should not overlook data visualisation books. I hope our previous posts, focussing on Data Viz blogs and twitter experts have helped your personal development. But, even in this digital age, we should not overlook the power of books. Whether you invest in hard copy or digital versions, the longer form of books often gives opportunity to better structure information for.. Read More

Working towards the Virtuous Cycle: latest research on trust & data sharing

Last week, after a very tasty bacon butty, I was sharing on the topics of Trust, Data Sharing & Identity Management, working towards recommending a Virtuous Cycle of improvement. All in the fine surroundings of the Royal Institute. It’s been a pleasure this year to partner with MyCustomer.com, to deliver a number of breakfast briefings. This one was more substantive, as it was also to reveal the findings of my latest.. Read More

Data Visualisation tweets: Top Nine experts to follow on Twitter

Data Visualisation Tweets

As promised in an earlier post, sharing recommended blogs, it’s time to move onto data visualisation tweets. In this post, I’m going to recommend some Data Visualisation experts to follow on Twitter, both because of their own content and the wider resources they curate and share. I hope you found the previously recommended blogs useful. If you are serious about improving your (or your team’s) data visualisation skills, I would.. Read More

Data Scientists 2.0, you’ve heard the case, now what can you do about it?

Following on from guest blogger Michael Young’s first post on Data Scientists 2.0, this one shares next steps. MBN chairman, Paul Forrest, builds on what Michael revealed as the learning points for employers, universities & students (from Data Science placements in Scotland). In this shorter post, Paul considers key questions for both employers and students: How can employers find these new (improved) Data Scientists 2.0? How can students currently studying.. Read More

Data Scientist 2.0, who they are, and what’s going on in Scotland?

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael Young and his team at MBN Solutions over the last decade. As I mentioned in a previous post on recruitment, I’ve found them to stand apart as a recruitment agency that actually understands this space. So, I was delighted to be offered this guest blog post, by Michael, on the work they are supporting (with The Data Lab) to understand and place.. Read More

Quick data visualisations – taking inspiration from election graphs

One of the understandable concerns raised, when I train analysts, is how they can produce quick data visualisations. After we study the design principles and options to consider, it can seem that to do a quality job takes longer than they normally have. Many analysts complain that timescales are squeezed and corporate life increasingly frenetic, as leaders just want ‘good enough’ answers and want them now. However, experienced data visualisers.. Read More

Maps, can they be more interesting than my geography lessons?

maps

To add further diversity of voices to our Data Visualisation topic this month, a guest blog post on maps. Guest blogger Tony Boobier, joins us again, with a short piece musing on his geography lessons and the growing importance of mapping. Given I’ve just finished teaching a workshop, including options on data visualisation for geo-spatial data, it was amusing to read Tony’s thoughts.