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Introduction to Data Visualization

General Assembly London

Monday, April 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)

Introduction to Data Visualization

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Introduction to Data Visualization


Monday, 14 April
6 – 8 pm



In the digital age, the ability to explore the visual representation of massive data and detect meaningful patterns and trends is becoming increasingly critical for businesses. Data visualization lets people look at vast quantities of data quickly and efficiently to improve comprehension and understanding.

The Data Visualization workshop provides an overview of how data visualization can be used to improve business insights and decision-making around large sets of data. It also covers the various types of visualizations that can be used to most effectively tell your business story. Students will practice using the data visualization methodology by walking through a case study with the instructor and then practicing the steps on their own.


  • Describe the business value in visualizing data
  • Identify different types of data visualizations and how to use them effectively
  • Explain the key steps in preparing and building a data visualization
  • Practice using data visualization methodology with a real data set to uncover business insights


  • Please bring a laptop (Mac/PC) to this session to participate in the exercises.
  • No prior technology or graphic design experience is necessary.
  • An awareness of some basic user-centered design concepts is helpful.
  • An awareness of data concepts is helpful.


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Andy KirkFounder and Managing Director,
Visualising Data Ltd

Andy Kirk is a UK-based freelance data visualisation design consultant, trainer, author, speaker and editor of visualisingdata.com. He is founder of Visualising Data Ltd, undertaking design consultancy and delivering training.

After graduating from Lancaster University in 1999 with a B.Sc (hons) in Operational Research, he held a number of business analysis and information management positions at some of the largest organisations in the UK. At the start of 2007 Andy had his career-changing ‘eureka’ moment when he discovered the subject of data visualisation and unlocked a passion that he has pursued ever since.

After undertaking a Masters by Research M.A (With Distinction) programme at the University of Leeds, in February 2010 Andy launched visualisingdata.com with the mission of providing readers with inspiring insights into the contemporary techniques, resources, applications and best practices in this exciting subject. His consultancy work and training courses extend this ambition, helping organisations of all shapes, sizes and domains master the analysis and communication of their data.

Since November 2011 he has delivered over 75 public and private training events across the UK, Europe, North America, India, South Africa and Australia. Some of his clients have included Walmart, Disney, Intel, UNICEF, OECD and McKinsey.

In December 2013, Andy released his first book entitled “Data Visualization: a successful design process”, a handy strategy guide for anyone facing the challenges of designing a data visualisation and wanting to accomplish an effective solution in the most efficient way.

He is a guest lecturer on the Information Visualisation Masters programme at the highly-respected Maryland Institute College of Art (USA).


Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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General Assembly Campus
9 Back Hill
EC1R 5EN London
United Kingdom

Monday, April 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)

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General Assembly London is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We provide educational programming, space, and support to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experience.

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