Data Visualization

 Seeing the Data Around Us 

with James Proctor

Eventbrite - ART+TECH Festival [2018]


Visualization is a powerful tool for describing and understanding information. You're probably used to seeing these kinds of visuals accompanying news stories, or as part of tools that you use at work, or to keep track of personal information like your finances or health.

It's easy to focus on the massive scale of a dataset or the dramatic quality of spectacular design, but data visualization as a process begins much more simply by asking questions, observing, and thinking critically.

That's why, to help maintain our focus on ideas and process, we'll be relying on simple analog tools for this workshop. We'll use notebooks and pens for data collection, and paper and markers for presentation. Analog tools have the benefit of being flexible and expressive. Plus, no debugging.

We're going to go out into the streets around the festival and write down what we see, look for patterns, and tell a story about what we find. We're also going to take some time to discuss the challenges that come up in collecting and visualizing our data. 



Saturday, Oct. 26th from 10am to 2pm as part of CODAME ART+TECH Festival 2019 『 SPACE ã€



  1. Getting started

    1. Participants introduce themselves

    2. Share Data Visualization examples

    3. Provide an overview of workshop exercises

  2. Data Collection

    1. Discuss, and provide suggestions, for data to be collected

    2. Distribute notebooks and pens

    3. Go outside and collect data 

  3. Analysis

    1. Review collected data

    2. Discuss potential narratives

    3. Sketch visualizations

  4. Visualization

    1. Distribute posters and markers

    2. Create visualizations

    3. Share and discuss visualizations





  • Pens

  • Notebook

  • No laptop needed


Eventbrite - ART+TECH Festival [2018] 

Get your tickets while still available for an extraordinary learning experience. 

This workshop is part of CODAME 
ART+TECH Festival 2019 『 SPACE ã€ 

CODAME is a member of Intersection for the Arts a non profit 501(c)(3) organization.

All proceeds will be split with the participating artists.

Thank you for your support for ART ♥️ TECH !!!

Code of Conduct for all attendees.