We produce interactive data visualizations for news sites and data-rich organizations.
We can help whenever there is a need to communicate data with heightened audience engagement. Whether you need to publish the results of a research survey, bring transparency to a public data set or improve data access within your organisation, Locus Insight can provide engaging and informative solutions.
For on-line news media Locus Insight can help to harness the potential of data driven journalism, presenting the numbers behind the news in accessible and engaging format and enabling deeper user insight.
For data-rich organisations Visualisation solutions from Locus Insight facilitate both public and internal understanding of trends and relationships buried within the numbers.
We listen closely to understand specific client needs,
audience profile and design considerations. Through close collaboration with clients and iterative development we build interactive content that is uniquely aligned to purpose.
Interactive donut chart
This example charts the change in numbers of emigrants from Ireland and their destinations over a period of six years. The chart area and the relative area of each ‘destination segment’ change in proportion to the numbers leaving the country in each year.
Network of World Merchandise Trade
This dynamic network chart presents a large amount of information in a single interface. It shows the value of merchandise trade between world regions over a three year period. To explore the chart; select data by year, hover on a region segment to access the trade data and click or tap on a segment to isolate the data for that region.
Dynamic Population Pyramid
This is a specialised type of bar graph showing the age structure and gender composition of population over 15 census periods. The chart can be played as a movie sequence to give a visual impression of change over time. Individual years may also be selected and the population size by age and gender accessed by hovering on the relevant bar.
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Locus Insight is a studio-based team committed to accuracy and clear communication of complex data through excellent design in data visualisation. We are driven by the desire to make rich data accessible.
Our team combines a blend of statistical, technical and design skills to produce visualizations that are insightful, intuitive and engaging. We are lean and nimble ensuring close attention to our customers’ needs, sharp turn-around of projects and commitment to constant innovation. The company was established in 2010 and is based at the Innovation Centre, Institute of Technology, Sligo, on the west coast of Ireland. Currently, we are a team of four.
Company founder Tom Hobson has learned the craft of data reporting through 20 years’ experience as a researcher working in the socio-economic and environmental domains. His specific technical skills are in the fields of geographic information and data analysis. Tom is responsible for client relations and is your first point of contact with the company. When not immersed in Locus Insight he will be found in his garden or cooking up the produce in the kitchen.
Damian Hobson is the technical guru for the team. A graduate of multi-media technology, UI design and a skilled coder, Damian is a fan of all things open source; Java, HTMl, CSS….. and the list grows. Recently he has been getting to grips with the exciting D3.js library. He surfs the local Atlantic breaks to clear his head, is a competitive open water swimmer to be reckoned with and, when the weather doesn’t suit either, he’ll be tinkering with Arduino.
Dee Mooney is associate researcher with Locus Insight. Dee has vast experience of sifting and ordering data. For the past seven years she has been centrally involved in the compilation of the IPA Yearbook a major reference work for business, news media and researchers in Ireland.
Fiona Mulgrew is our administrator and financial manager. With a background in accounting and a keen eye for rogue numbers, Fiona multi-tasks on data input, and analysis whenever the need arises.