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Barcelona Unseminars in Bioinformatics's Seminar on Data Visualitzation

Barcelona Unseminars in Bioinformatics's Seminar on Data Visualitzation

Science is driven through data. And everyday more and more, scientists need a good understanding of the basic tools employed to explore this complexity and communicate the information behind it. With design and mathematics as main tools and arts in mind, we will dedicate the unseminar BUB#2 to learn how to communicate scientific information more efficiently through data visualization.

07.03.2017

Science is driven through data. And everyday more and more, scientists need a good understanding of the basic tools employed to explore this complexity and communicate the information behind it. With design and mathematics as main tools and arts in mind, we will dedicate the unseminar BUB#2 to learn how to communicate scientific information more efficiently through data visualization.

 

During BUB#2, we are going to learn how to use infographics and design to integrate a variety of information and illustrate ideas effectively. We’ll understand how the grammar of graphics can help us asking the right questions to explore our data and we’ll find out how to ensure a balance between aesthetic form and functionality in graphical representations. Finally, we’ll put all these concepts into practice in a hands on session; you’re encouraged to bring along your own data and share your data visualization problems/nightmares with us!

 

Ok, yes... We admit that we initially thought of preparing an unseminar for bioinformaticians (has anyone said ggplot? ;^D ). But data analysis receives inputs from many disciplines (design, life and social sciences, statistics, journalism, etc.) and we loved the idea of bringing together participants who work at the crossroads of this discipline from different approaches. So this unseminar is addressed to students and professionals at all levels and from all fields who would like to gain further insights about data representation through the arts of visual communication.

 

Speakers of BUB#2:

  • Jaime Serra, Infographics Director from La Vanguardia | @ja_serra
  • Xavi Gimenez, interactive developer and multimedia engineer at Siris Academic | @xavigimenez
  • Óscar Reina, Senior Research Officer in Bioinformatics at IRB | @singlecoated
  • Xavi Blanch, digital strategist and production manager at Season | @xavi_b

Date: March 14, from 18h to 20:30h. 

Place: UPF Campus de la Ciutadella, room 24.s19 | Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27, Barcelona.

Inscription: All BUB activities are free and open to the general public. You can find the unseminar program and the inscription form at

www. bcnunseminars.wordpress.com/

 

 

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