It seems like everybody is creating infographics and data visualisations these days. But while these can look pretty, all too often they don't tell a clear, compelling story. This one-day course will teach you how to spot key stories in data and bring them out in engaging and attractive infographics which pack a punch.
The workshop is led by Christian Tate, Art Director of Delayed Gratification magazine and Rob Orchard, Editorial Director of Delayed Gratification magazine, both of whom lecture on the subject at Guardian Masterclasses. It comprises a mix of presentations and seminars with plenty of practical exercises, shortcuts and templates to make the infographics research and creation as straightforward and enjoyable as possible. There will be opportunities on the day to discuss individual projects with the tutors, and how-to handouts so you can continue to learn after the class.
The Storytelling Through Infographics course will take participants through the key decisions which need to be taken to tell a powerful story through data design. It will start with a look at the main principles behind creating infographics, with examples of good and bad practice. The workshop will then cover how different storytelling approaches can be taken with the same data set and work through data gathering, setting parameters for data sets, choosing what to include, categorisation, hierarchy and appropriate forms of representation. The emphasis throughout will be on combining a journalistic eye with a strong design sensibility to make sure infographics both look good and tell a powerful story.
Alongside lectures, participants will engage in a series of hands-on exercises. They will analyse data sets to discover the best stories and approaches, look at design scenarios to work out the sort of data sets which need to be found (and come up with strategies to get this data) and present suggested treatment ideas to the group.
This workshop will not involve computers – all outlines and ideas sketches will be done on paper – but participants may wish to bring laptops in order to be able to play with data sets.
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