Data Visualisation Design

This is the next level where data storytellers can improve their approach to visualisation through specific models and design theory.


The course is relevant for those working in a data, reporting or insight roles and as part of their role they create reports and presentations that go in front of business stakeholders and management.

The course is suited for individuals at all levels of experience, ranging from those at the early stages of their career in data and want to start producing quality and effective visualisations, through to department leads that want to elevate their team’s outputs and need some direction on how to achieve this.

The course will not require knowledge of specialist visualisation software, such as Power BI or Tableau, but it should require individuals to have a basic grasp of data visualisation and the sorts of chart types that are included in the Microsoft Office Suit

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the workshop , participants can:
– Describe what is data visualisation and the role it plays in data centric jobs
– Define excellence criteria and use them to critically assess charts
– Explain the three key principles of effective data visualisation design
-Demonstrate they can follow the ‘chart design process’ for creating effective visualisations

Course Content

The User rationale for Data Visualisation
Best Practices of Design
Why stories matter, not data sets
Design process :
– Organise Data
– Match to Purpose
– Focus Attention
Applying Gestalt principles to Visual Content


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