Information Visualisation, 1 February 2016

Mia Ridge (British Library)

The Open University in London (map and directions)

Time: 11.00am – 16.00pm

The workshop will introduce students to how visualisations can be used to understand, analyse and present large-scale datasets in the Humanities, enabling scholars to ask increasingly complex research questions. It will include a practical introduction to tools for different visualisation tasks and develop the students’ ability to evaluate visualisations critically based on their type and purpose.

This workshop is led by Dr Mia Ridge. Mia joined the British Library’s Digital Scholarship team as Digital Curator in October 2015. Mia’s PhD in digital humanities (Department of History, Open University) was titled ‘Making digital history: The impact of digitality on public participation and scholarly practices in historical research’.

Mia has published and presented widely on her key areas of interest including: user experience design, human-computer interaction, open cultural data, audience engagement and participation in the cultural heritage sector and digital history. Her edited volume,‘Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage’ (Ashgate) was published in October 2014.

Preparations for workshop

Before attending this workshop, please read Mia’s tumblr site to get a sense of the range of activities related to information visualisation.

Please remember to bring your own laptop. Wi-fi connections are available through eduroam and the free provider The Cloud.