The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


11 Oct 2017 | 5pm | Advanced Data Visualisation & Storytelling | Duncan Clark

11 October 2017, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Duncan Clark

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UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)


LG04 Lecture Theatre, 26 Bedford Way, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 0DS

The Kiln data visualisation studio was set up by one journalist (Duncan Clark) and one technologist (Robin Houston) to create advanced interactive data visualisations and maps that really tell a story. This talk gives advice on data storytelling, drawing on Kiln projects such as The Ship Map, In Flight and The Carbon Map. It covers techniques such as audio-led maps with voiceovers (“Talkies”) and gives an demo of Flourish – Kiln’s new data visualisation platform designed to make interactive storytelling available to all.

Duncan Clark is the cofounder of Kiln, the award-winning London-based visualisation studio behind the Flourish platform. Duncan was previously a data journalist (Guardian), author (Profile Books) and publisher (Profile/Penguin) with a special interest in climate change and technology. He was a honorary researcher at UCL while coauthoring his last book, The Burning Question, a big-picture look at energy and climate issues.

He tweets @theduncanclark