From simple interactive charts to cutting-edge immersive storytelling, interactive visualisations can turn raw data into compelling content
Interactive data visualisations are just flashy infographics – they're a transformational form of immersive storytelling. By allowing an audience to explore the facts for themselves, interactives can make complex data relatable, and provide a deeper understanding of any story.
This advanced course mixes classroom tuition in the necessary tools and skills, with practical exercises in which attendees will create their own visualisations from sample data sets using Mac computers. Topics covered on the day include:
- Guiding principles for data visualisations and interactives
- Tools for making charts
- Tools for making maps
- How to use transitions to animate objects and colours
- Making use of buttons, clicks, hovers and mouseovers
- Data visualisation with audio and video
This course is for you if...
- You're a freelance web designer, or graphic designer, and want to broaden your skill-set and earning potential
- You're a journalist, campaigner or marketer who wants to turn complex data into high-impact stories
Duncan Clark and Robin Houston are the co-founders of Kiln, a London-based studio specialising in data storytelling, from charts and maps to interactive documentaries. Duncan is a journalist and author by background and has a role as a consultant editor on the Guardian environment desk; Robin is a web developer and mathematician, who in a much earlier life, built the original Guardian website.
When & Where
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