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Interactive data visualisation

Guardian Masterclasses

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

Interactive data visualisation

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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.

In this hands-on advanced-level course, Duncan Clark and Robin Houston – who create dazzling interactive data stories for the Guardian, including the celebrated global flight path map – will teach you how to create your own visualisations using freely available tools and your own JavaScript code. You'll learn the coding foundations for producing professional interactives, as well as techniques for creating charts and maps, and integrating audio-visual content. Find out how to make dry facts into exciting, engrossing and attractive visual stories that web users will want to share.

Course description

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
  • A HTML and Javascript refresher, and introduction to SVG
  • An introduction to the D3 JavaScript library
  • 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

Please note this is an advanced level course which requires attendees to be comfortable with basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you have no coding experience, you may find one of our other digital courses useful. If you are more interested in creating static infographics, please have a look at our other data visualisation courses.

Tutor profiles

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.


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When & Where


The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM (BST)


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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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