Visualisation literacy: The PhD

Since about the time of my last blog post my year has been gearing up towards today, my first day as student again after 20 years…

A perfect storm of factors at the beginning of this year has come to see me becoming a postgrad at the University of Sheffield. Today I start a Masters to learn the methods of social research. This time next year I undertake a PhD looking at how the general public relate to data visualisations, or visualisation literacy. There’s more information here about the PhD and network it’s part of.

I’m really excited about taking the opportunity to look at datavis from the point of view of the people who have to read it rather than that of those who create it.

And if reading this makes you think ‘oh, that sounds interesting, she should get in touch with…’ I’m all ears.