Information Visualization The greatest value of a picture is when it

Information Visualization
Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen
The greatest
value of a
picture is when
it forces us to
notice what we
never expected
to see.
John W. Tukey
Exploratory Data Analysis, 1977
This course is a hands-on experience aimed at designers, non-designers, current students
or any professional working in an environment that requires presenting information in
effective ways in order to capture the imagination of an audience.
You will be introduced to the bright world of information visualization where the
intersection of text and image, perception and cognition, beauty and function, logic and
emotion enables us to create splendid visions, to reveal what hides behind the data and to
address effective messages.
You will explore how to define a project based on an initial question. You will learn how
to gather and organize your data, how to identify the message you want to communicate
in relation to your audience, how to transform the data into powerful stories and how to
choose the most appropriate tools in order to present those stories.
You will realize that stories are a vehicle for making facts and numbers come alive. Stories
permit information to be imprinted into memory. They encourage the application of
information and that is what gives it meaning. (R.S. Wurman).
Information Visualization - Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen
Angela and Tom have acquired
years’ experience in teaching
and facilitating, with a focus
on creating exciting learning
environments that promote
active and collaborative learning.
Information Visualization - Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen
Information Visualization - Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen
The course unfolds through:
Lectures to learn the basics and
get inspiration on the tasks;
Hands-on tasks to learn how to
present ideas visually;
Discussions to get feedback and
learn from each other.
Material for the course
No computers will be provided or needed
for this course, however, your own laptop
might be useful for gathering research.
The material for the course will be provided
by the organizers but bring with you color
pencils, felt tips, scissors, pritt stick (glue)
and your notebook!
Enrolment
In order to complete the enrollment to the
course, participants will be asked to provide
information by filling a form. The form will
be online soon! If you are interested in
attending the course please contact [Name
Surname] or send and email to [emailaddress].
Information Visualization - Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen
Information Visualization - Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen
Angela
Morelli
Angela Morelli is an Italian information
designer based in Norway. She gained
her MA in Communication Design from
Central St Martins, where she specialized in
Information Design. She previously gained
a degree in Engineering from Politecnico di
Milano and an MA in Industrial Design.
She has collaborated with a number of
research organizations in Europe. Besides
self-initiating projects on environmental
issues, she works together with the
scientists at the Knowledge Centre in Oslo
with the aim of communicating medical
information to doctors, patients and policy
makers.
She is currently involved in two projects,
SIHCLIC which is about supporting informed
health choices in low income countries and
DECIDE. She is an international speaker and
Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins in
London.
She runs Information Design workshops
internationally for designers and nondesigners. Angela has served as an
ambassador for virtual water and water
footprint research, and was named a 2012
Young Global Leader by the World Economic
Forum.
Information Visualization - Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen
Tom Gabriel
Johansen
Tom Gabriel Johansen has over 15
years of practice in design; ranging from
strategic design to board game design,
from interaction design to information
visualization.
Tom has worked as a special advisor in
visualizing data for Statistic Norway. During
that time, he was a member of Eurostat’s
Visualization Task Force.
He is currently working full time at The
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation,
within the area of interaction and
information design. He is an advocate for
the value of cross collaboration among
different professions and works closely
with journalists, researchers, scientists and
activists.
Tom’s work has been awarded for being
innovative and powerful in the service
of understanding. He is an acclaimed
international speaker and teach at the Oslo
National Academy of the Arts and Central St
Martins University in London.
Whenever there is time, he loves to sail,
passionately observing clouds.
Information Visualization - Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen
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