The public sector must 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.

Presenting data has never been more important, with remote working now the norm, it is even more crucial that data is presented in the right way, to help communicate effectively with internal stakeholders and external audiences.

This specifically designed virtual Effective Data Visualisation course 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.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.


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.

Until November 2014 he worked with Guardian Masterclasses on curating and delivering new course strands and teaching their B2B data visualisation courses for clients including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Home Office, Novartis, Haringey Council and Gloucestershire Police Constabulary.

Previously he was Online Editor at Time Out, having also worked as Acting Deputy Editor and Features Editor on the magazine. He has over 10 years’ previous experience of working with designers and digital developers on infographics and digital data visualisations.

09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

Why Does Data Visualisation Matter?

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 a Good Data Visualisation?

  • Understand how to identity the story in the data
  • Group discussion of good and bad examples of data visualisation, and what makes them that way
11:15 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 12:15

Data in Context

  • Learn about the purpose and range of visualisations from interactive dashboards for exploratory analysis in web browsers to static publication quality diagrams in print
  • Understand how data visualisation needs to work in conjunction with supporting text and commentary
  • Understand about the different types of data; categorical, numeric, ration, and time-based; and learn how best to visualise these different types
  • Know how to identify the right chart or graph for your data set
  • Be aware of the data governance considerations when using cloud-based online tools
12:15 - 13:00

How People Process Visual Information

  • Understand how to use techniques to give your audience both an instant message and the opportunity to explore further: sort, filter, drill to detail, tool tips, interaction between visuals
  • Short exercises in improving existing data visualisations by applying the lessons learnt to far
  • Understand how people process visual information and use that knowledge to build visualisations that are easier and more helpful for your audience
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course

  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Design Principles

  • 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

Afternoon Break

  • Know which tools are available to help you quickly create data visualisations – including them in Microsoft Office and free online options
  • Understand the trend towards digital and interactive data visualisations and routes to further learning in this area
15:00 - 16:00

Design a Data Visualisation Toolkit

  • Know which tools are available to help you quickly create data visualisations – including them in Microsoft Office and free online options
  • Understand the trend towards digital interactive data visualisations and routes to further learning in this area
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close

Mark Wilcock

Mark is a trainer in data analysis and visualisation. He runs a small consultancy, Zomalex Limited. Zomalex build reports and…

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Virtual

Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. Simply email enquiries@moderngov.com after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements, how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to enquiries@moderngov.com or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

Q: I have just registered for the course, when will I receive the joining instructions?

A: You will receive the joining instructions and reminders, 6 weeks, 2 weeks and 3 days before the course date. Please check your spam box to see whether the joining instructions were sent there, if not please call 0800 542 9440 so we can have these sent to you immediately.

Q: I can no longer attend the course, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com with the replacement's details.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.

Q: Why haven’t I received the speaker’s presentation?

A: Speakers presentations are sent a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or enquiries@moderngov.com if it has been more than a week.

Q: Will there be WI-FI?

A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.

Q: Can’t find what you are looking for?

A: Why not contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com.