There is increasing pressure on public sector organisations to manage, process, and present large volumes of data. When presented in the right way, data can create impact and make a convincing case to internal and key stakeholders.
This Designing Powerful Data Visualisations course gives you the knowledge to use a range of publicly available and free to use visualisation tools, such as Power BI, which will help you gain further insight and meaning from your datasets.
Through interactive workshops and the use of laptops, learn how to practice using digital visualisation tools on public sector related datasets.
Please can delegates bring their own laptops, with Power BI downloaded
“A good balance between critically appraising a range of visuals and hands-on doing in Power BI” – Head of Analysis & Information, HMCTS
|About the Chair: Andy Pemberton
|Furthr’s director, Andy Pemberton, is a content expert with international experience. He edited Q magazine in London, launched Blender magazine in New York, which won Ad Age’s Launch of The Year, and also edited Spin magazine. He has written for the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, The Sunday Times, The National (Dubai), and the world’s largest newspaper, The Times of India.
He writes columns for Yahoo.com, and the Huffington Post in the US, and trains social media, data visualization and content strategy. He has worked as a content consultant for the RNLI, Time Out, BT, and more. He is also a leading data visualization expert, and includes the United Nations, the World Food Programme, and Aviva among his clients. He is a judge at this year’s British Media Awards.
09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
Trainer’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives
10:00 - 10:45
A Good Data Visualisation
In this session, delegates use examples of publicly available interactive visualisations and discuss
- What makes them effective
- What techniques do they use
- Are they interesting and do they achieve their objectives
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
Introduction to Visualisation Tools
In this session delegates will be introduced to the following free and publicly available visualisation tools
- Power BI
- R Programming
12:00 - 13:00
Creating Impactful Visualisations
In hands-on exercises delegates will practice techniques to build interactive visualisations from public sector datasets using Power BI
- Slice data: slicers filter our dataset to focus on areas of interest
- Apply slicers and look at the different types (eg. list, slider)
- Navigate hierarchies with drill down
- Practice drilling down from top level summary to bottom level detail
- Utilise cascading sliders
- Drill through: jump from a summary dashboard that focuses on the nitty-gritty details of an item
- Build in interactions between visuals
14:00 - 14:45
Creating Impactful Visualisations
You will learn to use advanced techniques using Power BI
- Utilise storytelling techniques
- Create tailored dashboards to follow through a logical narrative – especially useful in presentation to others
- Implement what-if capabilities
- Use tooltips and building custom tooltips
- Creating synchronised slicers
- Use colour to signify a value that requires attention
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Edit and Refine Your Visualisation
- Gain editing techniques to improve your visualisation
- Use computer programming to refine and improve your visualisation
- Make sure your visualisation is compelling
16:00 - 16:15
Feedback, Evaluation and Close
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