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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 visualisation. 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 visualisation.
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.
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 visualisations.
NOTE: this session will not be recorded, however, slides will be sent within 7 days following the class. Participants are also encouraged to download and save any shared materials during class for later reference.
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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