Exploring & explaining sociolegal research through pictograms

Material (as opposed to digital) pictograms can be extremely useful for helping a researcher to better understand their own project, and to explain it to someone else. In 2016 I ran the second in a series of workshop entitled Visualising Social Science Research for the University of Kent Graduate School (see here for notes on the… Continue reading Exploring & explaining sociolegal research through pictograms

Sketchbook as socio-legal research tool

An A3 blank page sketchbook can be an excellent tool for organising anything that informs your legal research: typed notes, handwritten notes, images of book covers, sketches, photos of locations or workshops or experiments, ticket stubs, event programmes. Treat it as a living document in which you can capture multiple layers of snapshots of your thinking… Continue reading Sketchbook as socio-legal research tool

Data visualisation workshop and resources

I recently attended this dense two-day workshop run by Andy Kirk of Datavisualisation.com. It and introduces participants to a set of processes and critical analytical tools with which visualise data, defined as the visual (re)presentation of data to facilitate understanding. It does not cover information design, info-graphics or data art. There are around 15 participants.Five stages of data… Continue reading Data visualisation workshop and resources