Data and Narrative

  • Simone Gumtau (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

Dr. Gumtau was invited to present her design work for the IConiC project – an innovative transdisciplinary collaboration between art & design and engineering. In her talk, Dr. Gumtau critiques the notion of data as a representation of universal ‘truth’, and introduces ways of understanding data in a ‘narrative and multi-faceted expressive form’. She argues for a human centred way of designing for data, and to experiment with other interesting ways to communicate meaning in data beyond graphs and dashboards – something the design community would be particularly well positioned to do.
Period15 Dec 2016
Held atCouncil for Higher Education in Art and Design , United Kingdom


  • data visualisation
  • narrative
  • meaning
  • representation
  • art and design