Policy Visualisation Network

The following general discussion item was posted by sean.minney on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 08:58 on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:Use of 'R' Statistical softwareI was wondering if there was much use being made of 'R' Statistcal softwarehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_(programming_language) across the APS.It seems like it might be a viable method of avoiding vendor lock-in and I suspect there would be more value in creating code library's across the APSI'm curious is anyone has...
The following blog was posted on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:Representatives from the Departments of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education; and Resources, Energy and Tourism as well as the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) met for the first time last Thursday as a steering committee to discuss the potential agenda for the first...
On Thursday 22 August, the third meeting of the Policy Visualisation Network took place. The event involved some great presentations and was followed by workshop activity. A big thanks to Evan Hill from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Merry Branson of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Mark Kobal of the Australian Taxation Office for putting together and running a great event. The following is my write-up of the event (unfortunately it’s non-visual!).Opening speaker –...
The following general discussion item was posted by Peter Fakan on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 09:18 on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:Are you aware of any good .png repositories ?Are there any practitioners out there that are aware of any good repositories for government themed .png images ?
The following blog was posted on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:The Policy Visualisation Steering committee met on Thursday 30 May to discuss planning for the next event.Feedback from the March event was very supportive and showed there was a strong appetite across the APS for visualisation techniques in Government. As a result of that event stronger ties have been established between the Policy Visualisation Network and DesignGov. In addition, separate discussions have...
The following blog was posted on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:The Policy Visualisation Network meeting schedule for 22 August (9.30am est) will be a mix of presentations and workshop. The event will include presentations by: Allan Smith OBE, founder of the Data Visualisation Centre at the UK Office for National Statistics, and Mitchell Whitelaw, Associate Professor at the University of Canberra from the faculty of Art and DesignREGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW...
The following general discussion item was posted by Evan Hill on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 17:04 on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:Data visualisation toolsHi everyone, found this site advertising the top 20 data visualisation toolshttp://www.netmagazine.com/features/top-20-data-visualisation-toolsJust wondering if anyone knows if there are any training courses for these?EvanOn Fri, 11/30/2012 - 07:57, grmsn posted:HTML 5 Dataviz People should also check out some of the nifty code...
The sixth meeting of the Policy Visualisation Network was held on 2 December 2014 with participants in locations across the country.Like everywhere else, the policy making process is increasingly a visual place. Text is no longer as dominant as it once was.As Trevor Sutton, Deputy Statistician from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, said when opening the event, visualisation is just one of many tools but it is a powerful one. Visualisation can bring data to life. Visualisation can help get...
The following general discussion item was posted by Matthew Nogrady on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 17:18 on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:Great visualisation still requires solid verbal presentationAn obvious, but easily-overlooked, aspect of communicating evidence is the verbal skill of the presenter. I think there is a risk, as visualisation becomes the next big thing, of getting too caught up in the colour and movement of the visuals - ignoring the need for good visualisation to...
The following general discussion item was posted by tessica.dall on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:19 on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website.Data Vis training by Andy KirkJust wondering if people are aware that Andy Kirk (of 'visualising data' fame) is likely coming to Australia in Nov 2013 to provide some data visualisation training (see link for training details).http://www.visualisingdata.com/index.php/training/He has pretty much locked in Sydney as a training location but is taking...