Data Walking

This walk, led by David Hunter (Associate Senior Lecturer, Graphic Design, Ravensbourne) seeks to engage and empower participants on data gathering, data literacy, and data visualisation and uncover topics of importance and test experimental methods.

‘Data Walking’ is an ongoing project collecting environmental data while walking, to build a rich picture of that area over time. In this session, participants can use sensors and micro-controllers, smartphones, cameras, and pen & paper to gather data and then create maps, charts, data experiences, or their own artistic works to represent the area and the process of the project.

We will quickly acquaint ourselves with some simple equipment and then head out walking around Somerset House and the Thames for about an hour. After the walk we can take a look at the data, quickly visualise it, and discuss what we find.

This might be of particular interest to designers, data visualisers, architects, and anyone with an interest in discovering urban spaces or walking. No previous experience or technical expertise is required, only a willingness to explore and understand the world around us!

All data capturing materials provided. Please wear clothes appropriate to the weather.

Image by David Hunter