audience, data journalism, data visualization, graphic design, infographic, Interactivity, journalism

What I learned at Jan Willem Tulp’s workshop at the NODA16

Lacking data visualisation design skills can lead to distorted data and prioritising aesthetics before information. For this reason, Jan Willem Tulp organised a data visualisation design workshop at NODA and Tutki! 2016, a joint conference held last weekend in Helsinki.

Tulp’s workshop focused on improving the visual literacy in order to critically evaluate our and other people’s work. Below are five takeaways to keep in mind when designing a data visualisation:

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360 video, audience, journalism, media, video, virtual reality

My first steps in telling stories through virtual reality tools

Virtual reality is no longer in hands of the gaming industry. Journalists are experimenting with 360-degree cameras, GoPro, Google Street View, Cardboard Camera and other apps to create immersive experiences.

But how is virtual reality shaping the news and readers? Does it need a rule book?Edward Helmore says in this article that immersive journalism, as journalism in general, can also be subjective and subject to manipulation.

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