Interactive Web Applications

Create beautiful interactive data visualisations and apps on the web.

As researchers we often forget to communicate our research effectively. Our questions and findings get all too easily tucked away as small, sombre, and static figures (or worse, as slabs of text).

There is no doubt that the web is the best platform for exploring data, explaining concepts, and telling research stories, with interactivity, animations and rich multimedia content built in.

Tools like javascript, Plotly and D3 allow us to create beautiful interactive visualisations and apps for the internet, giving us the means to easily present our data, allow anybody to explore it and to have a  creative web presence that goes far beyond established paywalled publications.

During the course, you will learn how to build a web page using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Building on this knowledge, you will learn how to use Plotly and D3 for user-driven data animations.

This course is FREE. To attend you must be from an AAF institution (this includes University of Melbourne and surrounding institutes).

Duration: 16 hours

Format: 4 sessions of 4 hours

Frequency: Quarterly

What you need: You will need to bring your own laptop.

If you are interested in interactive web visualisation you might like to follow these accounts and hashtags on Twitter:


Errol Lloyd (@maegul), trainer for interactive web apps

Errol is currently completing a PhD in systems neuroscience studying the fundamental mechanisms and circuits behind how the visual system allows us to see.

Along the way, he has acquired the minor research super power of creating interactive web apps for both understanding and communicating his data and research.  It excites him that, unknown to many researchers, they can have this minor super power too.