Training DATA WALKING

PRICE

€ 620 (exempt from VAT) / including lunch.

FOR WHO

Anyone who wants to learn more about (data)visualisations and how to present it in an effective and creative way. The training is interesting for communication specialists, visual designers, editors, researchers, marketeers and journalists.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

12 & 13 September 2019 (9:30am – 5:00pm / 13 hours).
The training will take place at Mmousse in Amsterdam.

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Training Data Walking

Cities are full of data. It’s not about numbers that can be found in archives or on municipality websites. Anything you see in a neighbourhood or streets is or can be data. The number of parking spaces, the amount of green areas in a neighbourhood, the street lights, and even the people who walk around and what they do. All of this is data!

In this training we will examine data in the city! Based on a central theme, you will (within a small team) investigate, collect, analyse and visualise data in the city.

Under the guidance of David Hunter (designer, programmer and lecturer) we will take at least two walks. One walk in the afternoon of the first training day and one the next morning. This way we can compare the results and visualise them. 

Content training Data Walking

You will work together in a small team with (if possible) different backgrounds. You will walk the area (street or neighbourhood) through the eyes of a data anthropologist. And you will try to collect useful data about a theme during the walk. As a group, you can choose an interesting theme yourself.

Data collection will take place through notes (pen and paper), pictures (mobile phones) and digital counting (via apps or sensors/arduino’s). After the two walks you will examine the data and look for interesting ways to visualise it. You can choose shapes and material (everything other then paper) yourself.

David Hunter will support the teams intensely during the training. He will provide tips and feedback. He will also give short lectures and guide them through the process.

One of the tools we will be working on during the training is Mapbox. After the walks (once the data is collected and analysed) participants have the chance to create an interactive map.

In this two day training you will learn to get acquainted with a theme quite quickly. And you learn to come up with different angles to find data. You will also collect the data yourself, analyse it and create a visualisation.

Trainer

David Hunter is a multidisciplinary designer and programmer creating interactive experiences for spaces and screens, and using data-driven computational design processes. David is a senior lecturer at Ravensbourne’s Graphic Design BA since 2014. Prior to that he was a freelance designer. He started the Data Walking project in 2015 with the aim of collecting and visualising environmental data to show changes over time.

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