Policy Visualisation Network

The following blog was posted on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:On 25 September the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM...
Communicating new ideas and new information can be tricky. Putting data, information and ideas into a visual form can be a powerful way of cutting through noise, of making the pertinent points clear and helping your audience see what is significant.The Policy Visualisation Network aims to help connect public servants with each other to help achieve greater sophistication in visualising so as to help aid the policy process.As part of Innovation Month 2014 the Policy Visualisation Network held...
The following blog was posted on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:The second meeting of the APS Policy Visualisation Network was held on Thursday 21 March. It will be co-hosted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), DesignGov and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC).Speakers include:Dr Evert Lindquist (University of Victoria, Canada)International perspectives on visualisation in...
The following general discussion item was posted by Metaduck on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 13:31 on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:GovHack Winners 2013The winners for the 2013 GovHack event held last weekend have been posted: http://www.govhack.org/2013-winners/There are some wonderful visualisations.  If you get a chance to look through the extensive list, keep in mind that there were many excellent non-winning applications developed as well that can be found on the site.
How is government a social machine? What’s involved in the National Flood Risk Information Project? How do we communicate Australia’s brand overseas?These were some of the questions addressed in four presentations at the first 2014 Policy Visualisation Network meeting, held at the offices of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (in Canberra and by video-conference to the other capital cities).My attempt at a quick recap of each of the four speakers follows, with links to their presentations[1....
Do you want to know more about how to harness the visual as well as the textual in analysing, advising and engaging on policy? If so, why not come and hear about how visualisation can assist in developing and delivering better policy outcomes.The second meeting of the APS Policy Visualisation Network will be held on Thursday 21 March from 9.30 – 11.40. It will be co-hosted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR),...
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 begun with interested officers in the Victorian Government on how we may share and...
The following blog was posted on the original Policy Visualisation Network's website:How do you communicate a complex environmental science problem in less than 5 mins?In the attached article and video, Dr. Don Driscoll and his team from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the ANU conceptualise and visualise a complex matrix to provide a much-needed framework to underpin management of fragmented landscapes and highlights new research priorities. Conceptual domain of the...
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...