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Data is Beautiful: Learn to create powerful infographics & data-visuals

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Use the Information is Beautiful method to make effective, interesting and useful data-visualizations and infographics (US timezone)

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*PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ONLINE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE*

Available online via the free Zoom app

https://zoom.us/

10:00 - 16:30 Central Time USA (CDT)

(Start times: 10am Central, 8am Pacific, 11am Eastern, 4pm UK)

Full event details including how to join our zoom room will be sent out via email 7 days before the event.

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How do you create effective, interesting, impactful and, above all, useful data-visualisations, charts and infographics?

What principles and practices give the best results?

How do you combine visual thinking, statistical rigour & organisational goals without compromise?


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Concept-driven

The concept-driven approach inverts the common practice of starting with data. Instead it focuses on developing a distinct, useful, smart question or concept to frame and ask of the data. This way of working yields different results, helps the critiquing and ‘debugging’ of charts, and is tool-agnostic, useable for many outputs: presentations, interactives, data-stories, apps, marketing materials etc.

Format

These introductory level seminars are a mix of lecture & hands-on exercises with plenty of discussion.

David will present live, screen-sharing high quality visuals (naturally!) to explain techniques and creative processes which lead ‘beyond the bar chart’

Attendees will break into virtual breakout rooms to do creative exercises, and also do solo work.

Content

In these fun intensives, attendees will directly learn:

» concepting & generation of solid, interesting ideas ripe for visualization

» creation, selection & execution of appropriate & effective charts

» designing and beautifying graphs & diagrams

and be broadly introduced to:

» how to use visualisation as a lens for communicating of ideas & stories

» the many new methods and approaches for visualising data

» the best current tools alongside optimal choices & practices

Useful for

» Translating written reports, research & messaging into visual graphics

» Understanding data journalism and story-telling with data

» Words and ideas people looking to translate concepts into design language

» Visual / design thinkers wanting to expand approaches to include data

» Data / code practitioners looking to improve aesthetics & conceptual prowess

What will I come away with?

Everyone leaves with their own datavizzes created on the day, a copy of the slide deck presented other resources shared during the day plus a streamable video created from our seminars to enable you to re-cap the tutorials and exercises from the day for 14 days after the event.

NB The video re-play included in your post event pack was recorded and edited from previous sessions, to retain all tuition and creative exercises. For personal privacy we have removed any sections where audience participation may have occurred.

» Some testimonials from past attendees


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About the workshop

Workshops are hosted in an online virtual meeting space with a capacity of 100 guests. There will be many opportunities to ask questions via the meeting space platform.

Format

The workshop is given in a presentation-style format with plenty of interaction, questions and breakout exercises.

Equipment

You will need access to a laptop or computer with internet connectivity. Camera / video is optional.

Please do bring paper / pens and expect some fun collaboration in virtual breakout spaces. You may also want to bring data or problems you are currently working with, so you can see if applying the Information Is Beautiful lens can help you find a solution or expression of your data.

Timings and refreshments

The workshop will start at 10:00am; there will be two breaks of approximately 15 minutes and a one-hour lunchbreak. The event will end at approximately 16:00pm. All local times.

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Payment

Up to a maximum of six tickets may be purchased per transaction. For purchases above that number please contact us. You will be supplied with an automatic receipt. Payment can be made with all major credit cards through the Eventbrite system. If you need to pay via bank transfer; by credit card over the phone; or if you wish for us to raise an invoice please email us; we charge an additional GBP 50 to cover our time in these aspects of manual payment.

Discounts

At each event we offer a limited number of discount places. Students, educators, unemployed/those on benefits, people who work for NGOs / charities / educational orgs, journalists, disabled, and military veterans may pay discounted rates, while supplies last. Note: people who work for commercial organisations of any size above one employee pay full price. Book early as stocks are limited. Depending on availability we sometimes offer small discounts for group bookings of 6 and above - contact us for details.

Refunds and transfers

If you need to cancel your place we can offer a 100% refund up to seven days before the event start date. You can log into Eventbrite and claim your refund - it gets processed automatically by Eventbrite 30 days after request, sometimes earlier. Cancellation six or fewer days before the workshop results in 0% refund. Please allow up to 30 days for a refund to reach your account (usually sooner). If you wish to transfer your place to another name or to a future workshop, please contact us up to 48 hours before the event start date. Less than 48 hours before the event we unfortunately cannot transfer your place.

Cancellations

In the event that we have to cancel the event we will give you as much notice as possible and offer you the choice of either a full refund or an alternative event date in another city or the same city. Our liability is limited to the participant registration fee.

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about Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful dedicated to visualizing ideas, issues, knowledge and data - and to discovering novel patterns and stories in the sea of data that surrounds us. Check out our work.

about david

David McCandless is a writer, designer and creative director living in London. He published his second infographic compendium, Knowledge is Beautiful, in 2014. A professional speaker, David has spoken at TED Global and over 100 global conferences and events. He is founder of the @infobeautyawards and @vizsweet. David says: “After two 256-page books, 567 graphics and approximately 1923 mistakes, the data is suggesting to me that I’m ready to share my method and process.”

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