The Trafford Data Lab supports decision-making in Trafford by revealing patterns in data through visualisation. It is committed to publishing open data and using open source tools to encourage a transparent and reproducible analytical workflow.
Who we are
I am the Manager of the Trafford Data Lab. I have previously worked at Manchester Metropolitan University and Transport for London. I have particular expertise in #rstats, data visualisation and spatial analysis. I like cats and making beautiful maps.
Iris García Ríos
I work as Assistant Data Innovation Specialist for the Trafford Data Lab. My past experience includes areas such as app development and biomechanics research at the University of Manchester. I enjoy cycling and walking in the country.
My role is Data Innovation Specialist and I have been working at Trafford Council in various data-related capacities since 2006. Previously I worked as a web applications developer for 8 years on a diverse range of projects. I enjoy creative activities and cycling.
We strive for an economy of style in all of our data visualisations. We've designed a Lab theme that maintains a consistency of output and we have restricted the number of typefaces and colour palettes used. All of our visualisations are designed to work across platforms: print, desktop, and mobile.
We are committed to the publication of open data because it helps promote transparency and increase trust. We aim to ensure that all the open data we publish has a minimum 3-star openness rating. Our data must be accessible on the Web in a machine readable non-proprietary format with a licence that permits anyone to reuse it.
What we do
We publish data and visualisations to inform citizens and those responsible for decision making in Trafford.
The Trafford Data Lab logo is a combination of Laboratory by hunotika from the Noun Project licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution and "Trafford Data Lab" written using the Roboto Google Font. We use Font Awesome icons for the links to our Twitter and GitHub accounts and also on our maps.