DATA SKILLS TOOLKIT

DATA SKILLS TOOLKIT

ART/DATA/HEALTH: Data as creative material for health & wellbeing

ART/DATA/HEALTH DATA SKILLS TOOLKIT AT A GLANCE

This booklet has been produced by the project ‘ART/DATA/HEALTH: data as creative material for health and wellbeing’, funded by the UKRI-AHRC Innovation Fellowship and led by Dr Aristea Fotopoulou at the University of Brighton.

This Data Skills Toolkit is a free resource available for anyone interested in helping others to understand health and wellbeing data. We hope that third-sector and charity organisations will find it useful for telling stories with health and wellbeing data, and that they will make use of the toolkit in their advocacy work.

The resources included in this Toolkit are the result of a series of workshops that were carried out in Brighton, UK, in early 2020. The ART/DATA/HEALTH project worked with two groups of participants: one made up of employees at the domestic abuse charity RISE, and another group which brought together people from a range of organisations in the health, wellbeing and therapeutic sectors. Each group of participants met for two types of workshop: datahubs, in which they learnt about how to work with data and create stories with them, and creative art workshops, led by the commissioned artists of the ART/DATA/HEALTH project.

DATA SKILLS TOOLKIT

‘HIV enzyme integrase’ by RCSB Protein Data Bank is licensed under CC BY 4.0
‘HIV enzyme integrase’ by RCSB Protein Data Bank is licensed under CC BY 4.0

HOW TO USE THE DATA SKILLS TOOLKIT

This Toolkit provides you with key ideas that will help you and your organisation in your data skills training journey. Each section is designed to help you with a specific aspect of working with data: an introduction to health and wellbeing data, a guide to working with data, an overview of visualising data for storytelling, and a guide to telling data stories.  

Download the free booklet to find out more about the training provided in the ART/DATA/HEALTH datahub sessions. You will find a range of information, exercises and further resources.  The exercises are collated at the end of booklet as handouts that you can print out, photocopy and share, as well as a list of resources, links and further reading. You will also find several examples of data arts projects spread throughout this booklet, to show how broad and engaging this practice can be. You can do this training alone or as a group with your colleagues.

 

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Data Skills Toolkit

what do we mean by data

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY DATA?

An introduction

health and wellbeing data

HEALTH AND WELLBEING DATA

Some ideas

data for advocacy

DATA FOR
ADVOCACY

Key Concepts

OPEN DATA

Why do we need open data?

DATA ART

How can data art help improve health and wellbeing?

data for advocacy

TELLING STORIES WITH DATA

Why do we need stories?

COVID 19 DATA

Health and wellbeing data during the COVID-19 pandemic

RESOURCES

If you want to find out more

PUBLICATIONS

Articles and other outputs