Last week the University of Winchester became the venue for The Graphical Web conference (#tgw2014), the annual event, a showcase for the presentation of visual information on the web, was this year organised by the Data Visualisation Centre, UK Office for National Statistics (ONS). As you can imagine this global conference attracts a broad range of professionals and certainly proved popular this year with over 160 delegates attending over 4 days.
The conference was excellent, with some amazingly insightful and engaging presentations on the theme of Visual Storytelling, the conference had three paths or strands; Technical / Standards, Visual Storytelling and Case Studies. You can check the conference website (link below) to view any of the various keynotes, presentations and videos – many will be added over the next few days so keep checking back. Of particular interest to many visiting the ICSE will be talks by members of the ONS Digital Content team.
- SVG: Storytelling & Visualisation in Government: - Robert Fry (Office for National Statistics, Digital Content)
- Learning to program graphics – a key to unlocking innovation: - Alan Smith (Office for National Statistics, Principal Methodologist, Data Visualisation)
You can read the thoughts of chief conference organiser Alan Smith OBE, Head of Digital Content at the ONS, here.
Next year The Graphical Web 2015 will be held at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA … that already sounds like an exciting proposition.