Get the Picture: Creating Infographics and Data Visualizations
30

Tuesday, 30 March

1 4 pm EDT

GA Nashville (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$99 USD
Regular Ticket
$99 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Get the Picture: Creating Infographics and Data Visualizations | March 30

Alan Rutter Photo


Founder, Fire Plus Algebra

30

Tuesday, 30 March

1 4 pm EDT

GA Nashville (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$99 USD
Regular Ticket
$99 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop

Data has become the most important resource for every business, and so the ability to distill raw numbers into meaningful messages is coveted by employers and entrepreneurs alike. But the insights gained from data analysis will only ever be truly valuable if they can be clearly expressed to other people – bosses, colleagues, clients, customers, or other stakeholders.

In this workshop you’ll learn how to turn raw data or dense information into a clear visual story through infographics and data visualization. You'll discuss the key principles for planning an effective visual, discuss examples of best (and worst) practice, and learn repeatable and practical design techniques for enhancing the story.

We'll also give you an overview of useful tools that will help you turn your idea into a finished infographic or data visualization.

This workshop will be most useful for anybody working with lots of data (as an analyst, data scientist, academic, finance officer, or business manager) who needs to find creative ways to effectively convey the meaning to other people.

General Assembly’s classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes and are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.

NOTE: this session will not be recorded. Students are encouraged to download and save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.

Takeaways

  • Be able to evaluate the elements that make an infographic or visualization effective, through discussion of good and bad examples.
  • Find out the difference between infographics and data visualization and how they work together.
  • Discover quick and repeatable visual tricks for ensuring infographics convey a clear message.
  • Learn to tailor your approach to different audiences and contexts.
  • Learn how to create infographics, visualizations quickly using a toolkit of online resources.
  • Understand how online, interactive visualizations work and how to create them.

Preparation

This class is for people who may be experts in the data they work with, but are beginners when it comes to creating infographics and visualizations. This is an interactive class, so bring along an idea for a visualization that you'd like to create, and pens and paper so that we can sketch it out. Bring along a laptop so that you'll be able to get hands-on with the online tools and resources.

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom. Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you’ll need for the session.
  • Each individual course participant must have purchased a ticket

About the Instructor

Alan Rutter Photo

Founder,
Fire Plus Algebra

Alan Rutter is the founder of Fire Plus Algebra. He oversaw the iPad edition launches of Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, and Vogue in the UK, and has been working with Conde 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 Capita, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Home Office, Novartis, Haringey Council, and Gloucestershire Police Constabulary. Previously, Alan was the 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 for magazines, both online and in print.

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