Posted on | January 23, 2013 | No Comments
Today we are going to talk about the cross disciplinary field of Information Visualization with Professor Alberto Cairo. This conversation will focus on Infographics & Data Visualizations and how each can be used to understand and explore our world.
Alberto Cairo teaches Information Graphics and Visualization at the School of Communication at the University of Miami since January 2012. He holds a BA in Journalism (University of Santiago de Compostela) and a research-oriented Masters degree on Information Society Studies from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona). He teaches courses on information graphics and visualization, and is interested in the convergence between Visual Communication, Journalism, and Cognitive Science. He is author of the books Infografía 2.0: Visualización interactiva de información en prensa (Alamut, Spain, 2008) and The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization, published by PeachPit Press, a division of Pearson Education, in August 2012.
The Full Interview & Transcript:
- You can follow Alberto Cairo at The Functional Art and on Twitter
- The best documentary on the topic of information graphics & data visualization is by Geoff McGhee titled, Journalism In The Age of Data
- If you are interested in studying infographics and data visualization this course taught by Prof. Cairo and hosted via Knight Foundation is the best place to start.