Data visualisation: seeing, sensing, stimulating

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 19 January

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • Credit: by Valentina D'Efilippo


Suggested donation £10

Event description

Effective data visualisation comes in many shapes and sizes, but how do you move away from a standard bar chart?

In this talk, Valentina D'Efilippo discusses her work at the intersection of visual communication and statistics and how she breathes new life into how data is presented.

Join Valentina who will inspire you to consider ways of visualising data to help see the hidden stories, sense the implications of these relationships and stimulate dialogue.



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About the speaker

Valentina D'Efilippo is a designer, illustrator, and creative director based in London.

Valentina enjoys working with public organisations, start-ups, agencies and global brands. After leading the design team at Signal Noise, a data design agency part of the Economist Group, she recently returned to run her own practice full-time.

Pursuing imaginative and compelling visual language, her practice focuses on information design and data visualisation and her work takes many forms – from theatre productions and exhibitions to editorial content and interactive platforms.

In 2013, she published The Infographic History of the World. The book is the result of a collaboration with data-journalist James Ball. Available in nine different languages, it is the first attempt to illustrate history and human evolution through data visualisation and infographic storytelling.

Valentina's artwork has also become part of the permanent collection of the largest anthropological museum in Austria, The Weltmuseum Wien.


The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch via the 'Watch Live' link for a week after the broadcast date. 

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