This event spans multiple dates:
4 May 2022 14:00 to 15:00 Online event
11 May 2022 14:00 to 15:00 Online event
18 May 2022 14:00 to 15:00 Online event
25 May 2022 14:00 to 15:00 Online event


If you’ve ever collected some data but weren’t sure how to go about visualising it in a way that could help you uncover new insights, or if you’ve struggled to present data in a way that helped others understand your findings, this course is intended for you.

We’ll talk about how to select the right visualisation for your data, discuss the pros and cons of different approaches, and get hands-on experience displaying information in clear and compelling ways. We’ll also discuss broader issues surrounding visualisation science, such as common ways that visualisations are misinterpreted and how to avoid them, and controversies around what counts as best practice in visual communication.

In addition to the weekly online sessions, participants are expected to spend around two hours per week applying the skills learnt to gain greater fluency and enable us to ‘workshop’ each other’s visualisations.

Your participation will also benefit if you have the chance to take our “Give me 5! Principles of Data Visualisation”, which is scheduled for 23rd & 30th March. However, attending this workshop is not a prerequisite, so please do not be deterred if you miss the dates.

This workshop is open to graduate students and staff at the University of Cambridge. Places are limited and available to book via UTBS.


Cambridge Digital Humanities

Tel: +44 1223 766886