Short Full-Time Course

Data Visualization for Communication

Short Full-Time Course

Data Visualization for Communication

Learn how to captivate your audiences with effective, interesting and purposeful data visualizations and infographics for the impact that you seek.

This short two-day course is a deep dive into adopting data visualization as a powerful tool to communicate ideas and stories. You will learn how to analyze data visually and find patterns, trends and outliers. At the end of the course, you will be able to use free tools and techniques to create eye-catching and engaging infographics.

UNIT 1. INTRODUCTION TO DATA VISUALIZATION

What is data visualization?
– Introduction to data visualization
– Importance of data visualization

Principles of data visualization
– How to choose a data visualization
– Picking the right colours
– Understanding the relationship between your choice of visualization and what you are trying
to communicate

Practical session on data visualization
– Practice data visualization in the real world

UNIT 2. PICKING THE RIGHT TOOLS

Getting to know data visualization tools
– Picking the right tool for the job
– Exploring various tools of data visualization

Practical session on Infogram
– Explore the interface
– Learn how to export your data
– Create your visualization

UNIT 3. DEVELOPING YOUR STORY

Building your story using data
– Communicate effectively using data visualization
– How to tell your story using data visualization
– How to share your story

Wairimu Macharia is an seasoned digital professional with a background in communications, technology and research. She is Co-Founder at Digital Services Academy and Digital Lead at Afrobarometer where she synthesizes research data into compelling data visualizations to increase reach and impact. She uses her diverse experience to train users in data visualization and data communication across the Africa.

June 25-26th, 2019
9am – 5pm
NAIROBI, KENYA

  1. Do I need to have prior experience in data visualization?
    No, this is a beginners level course for professionals new to data visualization.
  2. Will I be provided with lunch and tea breaks?
    The course fees do not cover meals.
  3. Will I be able to get help after the course is over?
    Yes, our instructors will be available even after the course through our alumni platform.
  4. What key skills do I expect to take away from this course?
    You will be able to create data visualizations and infographics from scratch using free tools.
  5. Is there a dress code?
    Yes, the venue expects participants to dress in business casual.

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