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The EU DataViz webinar with Rob Fry

On 18 June, Rob Fry – Head of data visualisation at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in the UK – shared his insights on data visualisation in the EU DataViz webinar: “Help –  I’m locked in spreadsheets & PDFs, let me out”.

In the webinar, he explains how the ONS has helped unlock data by making UK statistics more visual. Their multi-disciplinary team is made up of data visualisation specialists, data journalists, graphic designers, and social media specialists, working to create reliable and accurate national statistics on a variety of topics. 

The webinar covered the journey of the ONS to becoming an online-first national organisation. He explained how the team was built, what skills are crucial and how they’ve grown. He also elaborated on their approach to serve different audiences, and how to reach them. Finally, he showed the range of work covered by the team and some of the most successful projects (and the not so successful ones too). Curious to learn more? Have a look at the recording!

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