An introduction to making infographics
Monday, June 2, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Learn more about the biggest revolution in presentations since the projector
Whether you're working on a presentation, a website or teaching materials, nothing tells a complex story faster than an infographic. This introductory evening course aims to explain exactly what's involved in creating memorable static infographics – from how to find data and tailor it to your audience, to how to create maximum impact with your design.
Led by the Guardian Digital Agency's creative director, Tobias Sturt, and Adam Frost, head of data visualisation, the course delivers a series of lectures and a practical workshop which gives you the opportunity to get expert feedback on your work. Detailed handouts ensure this course offers long-term benefits to your communications.
PLEASE NOTE: This course comprises the first section of the seminar Data visualisation: a one-day workshop so it is not recommended for people who have attended this seminar.
This course is for you if...
- You have to present for a living, using Powerpoint, Prezi or similar software
- You work with data and wish to learn more about turning it into something visually compelling
- You're a designer who wishes to learn more about information graphics
- You're a writer or journalist who wishes to learn more about the processes and technology involved in making graphics
This evening masterclass will look at how raw data can be turned into striking visual stories, focusing on infographics and charts. There will be a workshop in this masterclass in which participants will be asked to collaborate on creating their own visualisations before presenting back to the group. Topics covered on the day include:
- The importance of good visual storytelling
- Designing and presenting graphs and charts to maximise their impact and memorability
- How to find and analyse data, and match it to the needs of your audience
- The evolution of data visualisation, and examples of best practice
PLEASE NOTE: Although we do discuss the different visualisation software options available, this is not a software training course.
Tobias Sturt is the Head of Creative, Guardian Digital Agency. He has been working in digital storytelling for almost two decades, in all kinds of media, from web to TV to games to infographics. He has also worked on more conventional digital development projects, from website design to branding, from mobile app interfaces to print projects.
Adam Frost is data visualisation manager at the Guardian Digital Agency. As well as work for the Guardian itself, he has worked on data visualisation projects for clients as diverse as Vodafone, SAB Miller, Ofsted, Kantar, Millward Brown and Walmart. He has also managed large-scale web builds for the Department for Education and EDF Energy.
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