The Scottish public sector has to manage a greater volume of data than they have ever had to before.
Globally we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day, and 90% of the world’s data has been created in the last two years.
There is pressure to harness this resource, whether to improve efficiency, or increase transparency. When presented in the right way, data can be a powerful way to communicate effectively with internal stakeholders and external audiences.
This Effective Data Visualisation course led by data visualisation expert Alan Rutter, gives you the necessary skills to visualise your data and to turn raw data into infographics, presentation slides, dashboards or reports that tell a clear story and drive the right actions.
|About the Chair: Alan Rutter
|Alan Rutter is a journalist, digital consultant, product owner and trainer. He oversaw the iPad edition launches of Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue in the UK, and has been working with Condé Nast International as product owner on a bespoke digital asset management system for their 11 global markets. Find out more.
09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
Trainer’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives
10:00 - 10:30
Why Does Data Visualisation Matter?
- The reasons for data becoming a crucial way for organisations to communicate with internal and external audiences
- Introduction to the key elements of a successful data visualisation that will be explored during the day
10:30 - 11:15
What Makes Good Data Visualisation?
- Understand how to identity the story in the data
- The principle of self-sufficiency: how much can you remove to enhance the clarity of the message?
- Group discussion of good and bad examples of data visualisation, and what makes them that way
11:15 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:15
Data in Context
- Learn how to present data in different types of communications: written reports, slide presentations, email bulletins or press releases, and dashboards
- Understand how data visualisation need to work in conjunction with supporting text and commentary
12:15 - 13:00
How People Process Visual Information
- Understand how to use layers and hierarchy to give your audience both an instant message, and the opportunity to explore further
- Short exercises in improving existing data visualisations by applying the lessons learned so far
- Know how to identify the right chart or graph for your data set
13:00 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:45
- Understand why visual elements must enhance the message rather than clutter and confuse your communications
- Learn quick and repeatable visual tricks that draw attention to the key information (without needing a graphic designer)
- Be aware of design and layout principles that will allow your infographics and visualisations to breathe
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:00
Design a Data Visualisation Toolkit
- Know which tools are available to help you quickly create data visualisations – including those in Microsoft Office, and free online options
- Be aware of the data governance considerations when using cloudbased online tools
- Understand the trend towards digital and interactive data visualisation, and routes to further learning in this area
16:00 - 16:15
Feedback, Evaluation & Close
Radisson Blu Hotel – Edinburgh
80 High St
The Royal Mile
0131 557 9797
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