We're a diverse group of designers, developers, artists, scientists, analysts etc. all with a shared interest in data visualisation.
We meet every 4th Tuesday of the month at The Skiff, Brighton.
For more information visit our Meetup page.
28 June 2016 - Informal Discussion
24 May 2016 @ 7.30pm - Data Visualisation Design Workshop
Links from the event
26 April 2016 - Informal Discussion
We had a good turnout and discussed a range of topics including:
28 October 2014 @ 7pm - Data Visualisation Workshop
This will be an informal workshop for learning and sharing knowledge related to data visualisation. It'll be a chance to do any of the following:
- share knowledge
- explore data visualisation tools
- work on your own project
- get technical help
- explore existing data visualisations
- blog about data visualisation
- design a visualisation, be it in code or on paper
There are on pre-requsites except an interest in data visualisation. If you're new to data visualisation and don't know where to start or you're just interested then this'll be a good evening to come along. Likewise if you're a seasoned D3 developer with a desire to share your knowledge!
I'll also bring along some resources such as links to useful tools as well as some books for inspiration.
Note the slightly earlier start time of 7pm. Do try and come along for 7, but there isn't a problem if you come later. We'll wrap up around 9pm.
Resources for the eveningShowcases
- Andy Kirk's Visualising Data blog
- The Why Axis
- Nathan Yau's Flowing Data
- Junk Charts
- Robert Kosara's Eager Eyes
23 September 2014 - The Art of Data w/Stefanie Posavec
Data artist Stefanie Posavec will talk about her unique approach to visualising data. Eschewing the usual tools used for data visualisation she has evolved a unique approach which is both immersive and beautiful.
Stefanie’s work includes hand-crafted visualisations of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road and has been featured in Wired UK and the book Information is Beautiful. Her work has also been exhibited at Somerset House, the V&A, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
This evening is part of the Brighton Digital Festival.
26 August 2014 - Bring Your Own
This meeting will be more informal than the previous ones and it'll be a good chance for us to get to know each other better.
At the beginning we'll collate a list of topics to discuss and we'll do our best to cover each of them.
- what is data visualisation best practice and how can I learn about it?
- what are the best tools for data visualisation?
- I'm working on a visualisation but feel stuck
- is there anyone who can help me with my data?
- could we organise a workshop/hack-night/etc.?
- I've seen/made a data visualisation and would like to hear some opinions on it
So if you have anything data visualisation related that you'd like to discuss please come along. Likewise if you're just interested in the subject please do come along.
Hope to see you there!
22 July 2014 - Data Visualisation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The recent development in data visualisation tools has led to a blossoming of creativity resulting in more and more innovation and experimentation. It's safe to say that we're no longer bound to stock charts such as bar charts, pie charts, line graphs etc. when presenting our data. Is this a good thing?
This evening we'll take a look at a bunch of data visualisations and discuss what works & what doesn't.
(You're also invited to bring a link to a data visualisation that you find interesting. If you're prepared to present it for 5-10 minutes, that'd be great, otherwise just email me the details.)
We expect that the evening will be inspiring, informative and enlightening.
Sources for data visualisations:
Visualisations looked at during the evening included:
24 June 2014 - Data Visualisation: Tools and Processes
Therefore we'll give an overview of these toolsets with members of the community talking about their tools of choice. We will also start looking at the processes for transforming data into a visualisation.
Tools looked at during the evening included:
- R & ggplot2 (thanks to Peter Fine)
- iPython + Notebook (thanks to Kyran Dale)
- NodeXL (thanks to Beth Granter)
- NodeBox 1
- NodeBox 3
For more discussion see the event page.
27 May 2014 - Introductions and Informal Gathering
Our very first Meetup and a chance to introduce ourselves.
We had a good turnout (~20 people) and a good buzz right from the start. Amongst the attendees were:
- data scientists
- data analysts