Data Visualisation and Your Research Impact | ICYMI

Data visualisations can be a powerful way of synthesising your research and representing it in a way that’s understandable. Visualisations may take the form of charts or graphs, diagrams, images, animations, or infographics. They can be effective for communicating complex research, even to a non-expert audience. Here are some resources to get you started.

23 Research Things Blog

Data Visualisation (Thing 16)

In this post, Gene Melzack (Data Steward) introduces data visualisation as a way to make your research more accessible.

23 Research Things is a program of 23 blog posts that highlight digital tools to support the research activities of academics and graduate students. Guest bloggers share their expertise on a set of research tools or topics, and outline why and how these might be integrated into practice. Guests include researchers, technologists, data scientists, and librarians. Explore other Research Things, including Indigenous Knowledges (Thing 01), Digital Storytelling (Thing 07), and more. Subscribe to the 23 Research Things mailing list for a weekly email to ensure you don’t miss a post.


DataViz – by the Social & Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP)

Video: ‘Invite people into your research with an interactive data visualisation’

Hear from Carmel Mesiti (Research Fellow, MGSE) and Amanda Belton (Data Scientist, SCIP) about their exploration of short, shareable formats to invite people into research undertaken by the International Classroom Lexicon project. Understand ways to share your research data with diverse audiences using visual language.

Visit the Social and Cultural Informatics Platform (SCIP) YouTube Channel below for additional information.

SCIP youtube channel

From data to visuals – How to Create Research Impact with Data Visualisation and Infographics

Creating research impact and getting people excited about your research and data doesn’t always happen when you send them an academic paper or article to read. How can you quickly summarise your research in a way that will grab the attention of your target audience as well as making it easy to understand and remember? Infographics and visualisations, that’s how.

Alana Pirrone (Design and Data Visualisation Consultant) shares the basics in these resources from the’How to Create Research Impact with Data Visualisation and Infographics’ session, run during the Research Connect program in June 2020. Click on the button below to find out more:

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