17 Dec

slides from my phd final seminar

Here are the slides from my final seminar presentation.

Image credits

Image 1: and they folded their wings to sleep by Daniel James available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at

Image 2: Friend’s image used with permission – thanks lovely x

Image 3: Is there anybody in there? by Sami Taipale available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/staipale/2281431475

Image 4: Amberlin and Isla by Jessica W available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/chickeyfeather/3432233852

Image 5: Sharing by Ben Grey available under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_grey/4582294721

Image 6: Newborn skin to skin by James Theophane available under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/_theo_/10066988493

Image 7: the cry by areta ekarafi available under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/areta_e/13425013855

Image 8: “Where’s Daddy’s Visa?” by Chris Smith available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cjsmithphotography/5511409574

Image 9: A gaggle of babies? by Bianca Nogrady available under a CC BY-NC 2.0 at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mistressb/3532337691

Image 10: Baby Faith by Cary and Kacey Jordan available under a CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaceyjordan/6107408409

Image 12: Friend’s image used with permission – thanks lovely x

Image 14: Laughter by Anna Warren available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gardenhoe/2765320815

Image 15: Baby and mom by Kaeru Sand available under a CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/kaeru_sand/5300389620

Image 16: iphone baby portrait by Eduardo Merille available under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license at https://www.flickr.com/photos/merille/3035066533

Images 11, 13 and 17: my images

Font credits

Free fonts used in this presentation:

Walkway Bold available at http://www.dafont.com/walkway.font

Mesmerize available at http://www.dafont.com/mesmerize.font

Fox in the snow available at http://www.dafont.com/fox-in-the-snow.font


boyd, d. (2010). Streams of content, limited attention: the flow of information through social media. EDUCAUSE Review, 45, pp. 26-36.

Hughes, H. (2014) Researching information experience: Methodological snapshots. In Bruce, C., Davis, K., Hughes, H., Partridge, H., and Stoodley, I. (eds.) Information experience: approaches to theory and practice. (Library and Information Science, Volume 9). Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 33-50.

Špiranec, S., & Zorica, M. B. (2010). Information Literacy 2.0: hype or discourse refinement? Journal of Documentation, 66, pp. 140-153.

02 Feb

visualisation: vala 2014 l plate session

Today I’m presenting an L Plate session at VALA 2014 on visualisation.

This post provides links to content referenced in the session as well as further reading.

Here are my slides… (Apologies for graininess – high res slides coming soon!)

Presentation resources

The following links were used in the presentation:

Data visualisation


Visual thinking

Information design

DIY infographics with these web apps:

Visual perception

Visualisation in service design


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