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Participants will be introduced to the bright world of information design and data visualisation where the intersection of text and image, perception and cognition, beauty and function, logic and emotion enables us to create splendid visions, to reveal what hides behind the data and to address effective messages.

Participants will learn and experience hands-on the design process that lies behind effective visualisations. They will explore how to define a project based on an initial question or curiosity.

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.

John W. Tukey, Exploratory Data Analysis, 1977

They will learn how to gather and organize data, how to identify the message they want to communicate in relation to an audience, how to transform the data into powerful stories and how to choose the most appropriate tools in order to present those stories.

The Information Visualisation course has been an inspiring journey into the amazing world of visual storytelling.

Pedro Vaz

Graphics Animator

Angela Morelli og Tom Gabriel Johansen
The tutors Angela Morelli and Tom Gabriel Johansen from InfoDesignLab
Photo: Torger Grytå

AngelaMorelli is an award winning Italian information designer based in Norway. She is the co-founder and CEO of InfoDesignLab, a socially-conscious information design firm that helps companies and organizations turn complex data into meaningful narratives, beautiful visions and understandable messages. From sustainability to social justice, from education to health, her goal is to co-design together with scientists and professionals to co-create engaging solutions that empower an audience to see patterns, make informed decisions and think systematically about a challenge. Angela gained her MA in Information Design from Central St Martins in London. She previously gained a degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an MA in Industrial Design. She is an acclaimed international speaker, an Associate Lecturer at Central St Martins in London and a visiting lecturer at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She has been jury member of the International Institute of Information Design Award, and along with philanthropist Paul Polak, ethologist Jane Goodall, water scientist Tony Allan and other individuals committed to defend planetary ecosystems she has been awarded Il Monito del Giardino Award in 2013. Angela was named a 2012 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

TomG. Johansen is an award winning information designer. He is the co-founder and COO of InfoDesignLab. He has over 20 years of practice in design, ranging from strategic design to board game design, from interaction design to information visualization. He has worked as a special advisor in visualizing data for Statistic Norway and he has been a member of Eurostat’s Visualization Task Force. For seven years he has worked at The Norwegian National Broadcaster embedding design and information visualization as an integrated part of the news-floor operation. While at NRK his work has received, among other awards, the World Media Award. He is an advocate for the value of cross collaboration among different professions and works closely with journalists, researchers, scientists and activists. He is an acclaimed international speaker and teaches at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norwegian Institute of Jounralism and at Central St Martins University in London.


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