List of workshops

Introduction to Visualization

Female Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Digital Business

How to study Digital Networks?

Designing a digital artifact: from idea to requirements

Arduino + Processing: DIY sensing data for creative applications

Animated GIFs: introducing a powerful digital storytelling tool for visual communication

Creating web documentaries without coding

Introduction to Data Journalism

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Introduction to Visualization

17 – 21 June I 10:00- 13:00 I Limit of 20 participants (minimum of 6 participants)

The “Introduction to Visualization” Summer Institute is a one-week hands-on skill training course with the goal to provide the foundations on the fundamental knowledge of information visualization. The course gives a comprehensive overview of the field, introducing its goals, techniques, and applications, as well as the necessary theoretical background. At the end of the course, students should have acquired the required knowledge to reason about the appropriate visual encoding for each given problem and to make better choices regarding issues such as color, interaction, and tools. The course mixes theoretical lectures with practical work using Flourish, a semi-free web-based tool to design visualization and other interactive content and then arrange them in sequential narratives.

Modules

  • Module 1: Visualization Fundamentals
  • Module 2: Visual encodings and storytelling with data
  • Module 3: Animation, interactivity, and color
  • Module 4: Hands-on work with Flourish
  • Module 5: Hands-on work with Flourish

Teacher – Ana Figueiras is a research scientist at iNova Media Lab, where she coordinates the research line in Information Visualization and Data Analysis (ViDA). Before joining iNOVA, she received her Ph.D. in Digital Media from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UT Austin Program | Portugal). Ana also holds a degree in Communication Sciences and a Master’s degree in New Media. Her main research area is information visualization with a focus on visual forms of storytelling and on identifying the best techniques for incorporating narrative elements into visualization, as well as finding which elements are most effective. She is also interested in new methodologies for performance and experience evaluation in visualization. Ana also integrates the team of a project for the creation of interactive educational resources for primary school children, supported by the Operational Human Capital Program, and is a visiting assistant professor at the Lusófona University. Previously she was also a visiting lecturer at FCSH / NOVA at the first Information Visualization postgraduate qualification course in Portugal.

Required Skills No prior experience is necessary to take, understand, or be successful in the “Introduction to Visualization” Summer Institute course. Familiarity with spreadsheets and basic html/CSS will be helpful for some topics, but is not required to understand the majority of the content.

Deadline for applications June 9

Tuition Fee EUR 200 – [general public]    |    EUR 150 – [NOVA students]

 

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Female Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Digital Business

21 June  – 6 July I Friday 19:00 – 21:00 | Saturday 9:30 – 13:30 I 21 Hours (minimum of 8 participants)

This course aims to enable any female entrepreneur with an idea to launch her business online. With a final pitch in the end of the course, every participant will be able to build a strong business plan. The goal is to understand the online business models using Design Thinking and the Business Model Canvas. Every participant will define the mission/vision, understand the product/service market, decide on the best the digital strategy, build a website/store – and be able to manage it receiving online payments.

Teacher – Jaqueline Silva has been on Business Consulting for 15+ years. She launched two companies – food & beverage and events. Jaqueline also worked on Communication & Research for European projects such as an Agency and Academy for Female Speakers and  Innovators Alliance – Transatlantic Organisation. She has been a University lecturer for over 7 years, published a book – Estou desempregada e Agora? has been a speaker on TedX and is a frequent writer at Thrive Global and Global Media Grupo. She has a Master in Management and is currently pursuing her Ph.D on Digital Media (Portugal UT Austin doctoral program) focusing on Entrepreneurship and Technology. Website: www.JackieSilva.com

Required Skills

  • Participants should already have an idea/product developed and are ready to scale it digitally
  • English knowledge is important due to the tools we will be using
  • Credit card is needed in order to set up some online websites/stores

Deadline for applications June 9

Tuition Fee  EUR 300 – [companies]   |  EUR 200 – [general public]   |  EUR 150 – [NOVA students]

 

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How to study Digital Networks?

24 – 27 June I 10:00 – 13:00 I Limit of 20 participants (minimum of 5 participants)

Digital networks offer ways of understanding social and cultural phenomena and network analysis have become a common approach in several fields of research, facilitated by a large list of open source data extraction tools. Whenever we click, see, rate, like, post, download or comment, our digital actions became traceable and ready to be interpreted as nodes and edges in a network. The analysis of retweet chain, hashtags, images or pages in the shape of a network has playing a prominent role in digital social sciences and humanities. Adding to that, there is a long list of tools to extract network data, visualise and analyse. In this background, how to combine the knowledge of platform grammatization with the praxis of data capture and data analysis? How to study digital networks across different platforms?

Rather than relying on the use of statistics, this course proposes to approach cross-platform digital networks by looking at the platforms’ vernacular, the relational nature of digital data in tandem with the medium (Rogers, 2013),  and the affordances of spacialization algorithms (Venturini et al. 2015; 2017) – namely Force Atlas 2 in Gephi. Addressing this matter, the course will present some guidelines for reading cross-platform digital networks by introducing the technique of visual network exploration and by conducting practical exercises in network data extraction and analysis.

Teacher – Janna Joceli Omena is a doctoral researcher in Digital Media at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and member of ICNOVA. She is part of iNOVA Media Lab team, the digital media laboratory of NOVA FSCH, where she leads the SMART Data Sprint and the group Social Media Research Techniques. Besides theorizing digital methods, her main research interests are platform studies, digital networks and visual network analysis. Her current research concerns the technicity of social media platforms and how it facilitates or compromises digital research. Janna is also editing the e-book ‘Métodos Digitais: Teoria e Prática’ to be published in December 2019. 

Research blog: https://thesocialplatforms.wordpress.com   |   Twitter: @JannaJoceli   |  Papers and presentations: Academia | ResearchGate | SlideShare

Required Skills  Participants are encouraged to prepare for the workshop by making themselves acquainted with the principles of networks analysis and the basics of the desktop application Gephi. It is important to stress that the workshop will focus on exploratory data analysis in Gephi, not on encompassing the process of how to use the software itself. Basic skills on Gephi are mandatory. Sample datasets will be provided for the participants, but they are also encouraged to bring their own dataset.

Deadline for applications  June 16

Tuition Fee  EUR 200 – [general public]   |  EUR 150 – [NOVA students]

 

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Designing a digital artifact: from idea to requirements

24 – 27 June I 15:00 – 18:00 I Limit of 15 participants (minimum of 5 participants)

Before developing any digital product (website, mobile app, etc.) we first need to ideate, design, prototype, test, and document our project.

This workshop is divided into four stages (one stage per day): User Research, Requirements, Prototyping, and User Testing. By the end of the workshop, participants will have deliverables that they can use to start building a product themselves. Participants can also use the deliverables and acquired knowledge to better communicate with professional developers.

The methods and activities in this workshop are based on Human-Computer Interaction literature and the User-Centered Design framework.

Teacher – Carla Nave is a computer engineer specialized in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). She is currently doing research on the design of graphical user interfaces for the self-assessment of emotional states, comprising concepts like wellbeing, validity, usability, and engagement (through creative expression techniques). She also coordinates the HIT research group (Human Interface Technologies) at iNOVA Media Lab.

Required Skills This is a beginner’s course, apt for people with no technical skills. It is especially recommended for people with no technical expertise who want to start building their projects from scratch or need to communicate with developers.

Deadline for applications  June 16

Tuition Fee  EUR 100 – [general public]   |  EUR 80 – [NOVA students]

 

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Arduino + Processing: DIY sensing data for creative applications

01 – 3 July I 10:00 – 13:00 + 14:00 – 17:00

Limit of 8 participants (minimum of 5 participants)

Arduino is a simple electronics platform and Processing is a software tool (both open-source) often used by artists, designers and developers to create interactive applications. By connecting Arduino hardware with Processing software we will be able to use real-world inputs to code interactive creations.

This workshop will have 3 stages:

1- Introduction to Arduino

2- Introduction to Processing

3- Connecting Arduino with Processing (hands-on project)

Required Skills This is a beginner’s course, apt for people with no technical skills.

Teachers – 

André Rocha (ESELX-IPL / Fab Lab Benfica) is adjunct Professor at ESELx – IPL and Fab Manager / Scientific Coordinator at Fab Lab Benfica (ESELX-IPL). He is currently coordinating the Polytechnic of Lisbon participation at the Distributed Design Market Platform and is Open Design Lead for Open Product Design and Maker Community at Creative Commons Portugal. He is currently enrolled in the UT Austin | Portugal Digital Media PhD program where he is researching about Open Agriculture (GROUU/FarmLabs). More info: https://steam228.com/

Carla Nave is a computer engineer specialized in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). She is currently doing research on the design of graphical user interfaces for the self-assessment of emotional states, comprising concepts like wellbeing, validity, usability, and engagement (through creative expression techniques). She also coordinates the HIT research group (Human Interface Technologies) at iNOVA Media Lab.

Deadline for applications  June 20

Tuition Fee  EUR 180 – [general public]   |  EUR 130 – [NOVA students]

 

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Animated GIFs: introducing a powerful digital storytelling tool for visual communication

1 – 4 July | 18:30 – 21:30 | 12 Hours | Minimum of 6 participants

Animated GIFs are a symbol of the remix culture, created and popularized by the web and based in a communication model that feeds itself from the “spreadable concept” of sharing and permanently recontextualizing its contents. Animated GIFs live from their power of synthesis and are closely linked to entertainment, absorbing the traditional arts of world representation, (photography, video, painting) giving it a genuinely digital framework.

In this course we will understand how and why this digital format is migrating from the web entertainment to the professional communication such as advertising, journalism and marketing, and is increasingly being used to achieve audience’s engagement in different fields of practice.

Participants will become familiar with the most relevant properties of this format and will be able to identify which are the qualities they can best apply in their own field of interest. At the end of this course all participants should be able to create and share with the group content, taking full advantage of Animated GIFs best features as an engaging digital storytelling tool.

Teacher – Assunção Duarte is a former journalist and a designer that’s currently pursuing her PhD on Digital Media at Universidade Nova de Lisbon – FCSH (UT Austin-Portugal program). Her research focuses on digital formats that enable visual journalism to impact social justice engagement and participatory culture. Assunção also holds a degree in Communication Sciences from FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a degree in Design, from Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade de Lisboa.

Required Skills Participants are encouraged to acquire a basic knowledge and experience with their own mobile smartphone camera so that they can use it during the course to experiment some exploratory work with animated GIFs. The course is targeted to students, journalists, marketers, educators, and all interested on using this format to improve their digital visual communication skills.

Deadline for applications  June 16

Tuition Fee  EUR 160 – [general public]   |  EUR 135 – [NOVA students]

 

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Creating web documentaries without coding

08 – 11 July I 17.00- 20:00 I Limit of 15 participants (minimum of 5 participants)

The workshop aims to introduce participants into the making of web documentaries through the use of the Klynt software, one of the most popular tools for the creation of multi-linear videos in html5, without having to code a line!

Driven by a practical approach, the workshop will follow in detail all the steps needed to develop an interactive video using this tool: from early preparation to the final online publication.

Following this course participants could understand (i) the potential of Klynt so as to consider its use in their own fields of interest and practice, as well as (ii) be able to compare it with other similar and/or different existing tools.

Nowadays, several authoring tools of this kind have been released. Besides having in common that they allow for an easy way to create and publish online hyperlinked videos, they tend to differ in the ways in which they have been conceptualized and designed, as well as in the audiovisual results they produce. These different tools are some of the basic means of the production of the field known as ‘web interactive documentary’: a term commonly referring to videos that integrate web technology for the creative representation of the ‘real’ in the areas such as journalism, cinema, visual anthropology and, also, experimental art.

 

Teacher – Arianna Mencaroni has a mixed researcher and practitioner profile, having worked extensively in both private and public institutions on the use of audiovisual tools for social-cultural projects. She is currently a FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) doctoral fellow in Digital Media at University Nova of Lisbon (UT Austin-Portugal program). Her current research work on interactive documentary is also situated at the crossroads of amateur audiovisual heritage and the practices of digital exhibition of audiovisual archives.

Required Skills Basic knowledge of photo and video editing are recommended, although the course doesn’t require special skills. The course is especially targeted to students, journalists, filmmakers, educators, artists, ethnographers,  and multimedia companies.

Deadline for applications  June 16

Tuition Fee  EUR 120 – [general public]   |  EUR 100 – [NOVA students]

 

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Introduction to Data Journalism

08 – 12 July I 10:00 – 13:00 I Limit of 15 participants (minimum of 5 participants)

Data Journalism is trending. Data visualizations are published on a regular basis from legacy newspapers like the New York Times and the Guardian to news sites such as Nexo and FiveThirtyEight. Find, collect, clean, analyze and visualize data are skills increasingly appreciated in newsrooms and elsewhere.

This introductory course will show where to find data in Portugal and abroad; how to collect and use big datasets; how to analyze the data using spreadsheets; and how to choose the right visualization for your data. We will also introduce a set of free tools to help present the data in an efficient way.

Participants will learn best practices for working in data journalism and visual storytelling. Sample datasets will be provided for the participants, but they are also encouraged to bring their own dataset.

Teacher – Ilo Aguiar Reginaldo Alexandre is a doctoral candidate in Digital Media at UTAustin|Portugal Program doing research on Data-driven Journalism. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Fortaleza, in Brazil, and his M.A. in New Media from NOVA de Lisboa University, in Portugal. His research aims to examine how readers interact and evaluate data visualizations in news media through quantitative and qualitative analysis of behavior and interaction of the readers with the visualizations. Alexandre has worked as editor-in-chief, reporter in several news organizations, such as G1 Ceará, TV Verdes Mares, and TV Cidade. He has also worked as a web editor and social media editor in political campaigns and advertising.

Required Skills This is a beginner’s course, apt for people with no technical skills. Learning how to code, or how to design interactive charts are not in the scope of this program. This course is about how to tell a data-driven story.

Deadline for applications  June 30

Tuition Fee  EUR 100 – [general public]   |  EUR 80 – [NOVA students]

 

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