Learn the art and science, the theory and practical hands-on tactics and skills necessary for creating compelling communications experiences based on surveys, scientific research, public or proprietary data sources. In individual and team exercises, you will work your way up from basic visual thinking exercises to creating full outlines and plans for static and/or interactive infographics. You will practice converting abstract ideas and data into visuals, allowing you to conceptualize and produce a complete infographic that could be handed to a designer for collaboration and execution. Join Bill Shander, data visualization expert and top-rated workshop presenter, as he walks through two days of curriculum specially designed for different members of your team. Space is limited (the event is restricted to 30 people) – which means you have a lot of access to Bill’s expertise. In this very hands-on practical and intimate setting, you will be exposed to some lecture and a lot of hands-on exercises, allowing students to learn by doing, not just watching and listening. Learn: – Strategies for creating memorable and effective infographics for your organization – How to think about data and the visual communication of data – About information hierarchy and data visualization best practices – The neuroscience and psychology behind how your audience will receive your infographics – About research into best practices for data design and communications – Exploring your data visually – Picking the right chart for your data – Working with (and visualizing) more complex data sets – Exploration of a variety of visualization tools – Storytelling with data
What am I going to get from this course?
- Oversee a data communications project - whether an infographic, data storytelling piece or data dashboard
- Understand best practices in data storytelling from a research-backed perspective
- Choose the best form to visualize and communicate their data to any audience
- Weave a narrative from data-driven content
- Pick the best visual form (charts) for your data