Data Storytelling and Decision-making

This course examines how to bring together information and visualizations from multiple sources and weave them into a narrative that will deliver the insights your users need.



Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:rn• Describe the components of an effective ‘story’.rn• Flex the way they communicate insights to meet the needs of a specific audience.rn• Apply design principles to communicate powerful messages.rn• Structure the exploration of data into multiple visualizations to tell a story.

Course Content

• Identifying user needs when presenting data:rno Understanding context: who, what, how, why?rno Distilling down: the Three-Minute Pitchrno Distilling further: the Big Idea EXERCISE: Identify user needsrnrn• Data Storytellingrno Orientation: What do you understand by a story? What transforms a random chain of events or information into a story?rno Tools and techniques for packaging ideas into a storyrno H3A: A structure you can use anytime you need to make a succinct “elevator” presentation of your ideas.rn• EXERCISE: Rocket Pitch [Excel + PowerPoint exercise]


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