Visualisation as collaboration

How can we use visualisation as a tool for collaboration? Insight is best when shared; when every stakeholder not only understands the end result, they’re informed about the context and impact. In a nutshell, they understand “What does this mean?”.

This is a proposal I submitted to Joining The Dots, a symposium to share data visualisation knowledge and techniques.

Visualisation is communication. Making communication clear, concise and unambiguous promotes collaboration and discussion around complex and nuanced data. In my talk, I cover visualising data to promote collaboration and as an antidote to reams of text.

I focus on examples such as visualising metadata like the 360Giving data standard to help adopters understand how the standard fits together and the story they can tell with their data.

360Giving Data Schema Visualised

The Tree That Owns Itself

I wonder how many other inanimates own themselves?

What I love:

  • This would make a great title: eye-catching and curious
  • It challenges the concept of ownership being something that belongs solely to humans
  • In database terms, it would be self-referential!

The Tree That Owns Itself