Infohackit 2016 is coming!

Love Infographics? Interested in Science? Designers and developers wanted.

Monday 22nd February 2016, Open, Norwich. 8am til 10pm. Breakfast and Dinner provided – bring a packed lunch.

Infohackit is a science infographics hack event. It’s a unique opportunity for infographic designers and data developers to work with PhD scientists to produce amazing graphics to communicate research – all within an intense 12 hour period.

After a successful marine science pilot in 2015 (with the Marine Knowledge Exchange Network), Infohackit is back and bigger than ever, and this time we’ve widened participation across environmental sciences with post graduate researchers from UEA, Cambridge University and other academic partners.

You might be….

A designer with a laptop and a copy of Creative Suite – hopefully with a bit of experience of producing infographics. No science communication experience is necessary – it’s all part of the fun.

A developer with experience of visualising data in graphic formats using software like R, Shiny, Matlab, SAS, D3, Optaves, Go, High Charts… or something we haven’t heard of yet.

A student studying for a creative or technical degree involving the skills above

What’s the brief?

The brief is there is no brief. At least, not until you get there. Designers, developers and PhD researchers will be put into teams, given a space and some science to work with. Each team will build their own approach to the work and build up to…

The presentations

At 8pm, each team will be asked to present their infographics to the other teams and an invited audience. Our judges will then select their Infohackit 2016 champions. Prizes will be given!

Want to know more?

Why not read the storify from last year’s infohackit for a flavour of the day:

Join in

If you would like to attend, or have any questions, email: with a brief description of your skills and/or your CV. It’s free to attend, but places are limited so get in there quick!

Download the flyer