Master the principles for transforming your data into powerful visualisations, with a fresh, creative approach from data visualisation guru, Andy Kirk.
This course is perfect for anyone looking to gain an accessible, broad and thorough conceptual understanding of contemporary data visualisation to enhance the creativity and impact of their research.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Harness color, composition, interactivity, and annotation to tell your data story
Tailor your visualisations to your audience’s needs and integrate critical thinking into your design decisions
Determine what is the most important, relevant and interesting content to portray to your audience
Introduction to the subject of data visualisation, the design workflow and principles, and undertake the first stage of the design workflow, ‘Formulating your brief’.
Explore the four steps towards understanding and preparing your data and learn about editorial thinking and perspectives.
Learn how to show what you want to say and create the right user experience.
Learn how to offer the right level of assistance, apply colour for leigibility and organisation, and consider the layout of all your contents.
There are no technical nor knowledge-based prerequisites for this course. The most critical attribute is your curiosity - an instinct for and interest in discovering and sharing insights from data - and your appetite to find a fresh approach to communicating data through visual representation and presentation. This course is aimed at people from all backgrounds, organisation types and domain areas. It is designed to be accessible and useful for all participant demographics with a role or interest in communicating with data.
The course is structured around a proven visualisation design workflow delivered through four modules that incrementally build up your knowledge and confidence in this subject. Week-by-week, you will build up a detailed understanding of all the different aspects of decision-making that go into any data visualisation design work from a range of creative, analytical, and journalistic perspectives.
The content is delivered through a blend of teaching and assessment activities to maximize your learning opportunities.
There is a course forum which we encourage you to use to connect with your fellow learners. Your course instructor Andy will be periodically checking in on the forum discussions to offer guidance where needed.
No, you do not need to install any software. All you need is a computer (or tablet) and internet connection.
You have access to the course materials for 3 months.
All of our courses offer a certificate of completion signed by your instructor. You will be able to download this certificate, from the Learning Platform, when you complete the course.
Yes, SAGE Campus are available outside of the US. At time of purchase, the current exchange rate will change the price of this course in to your currency
Learners on this course* receive 75% discount on Andy Kirk’s book, Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design. The book isn’t essential for completion of the course (everything you need to learn is included within your modules), but there are sections of the course where you might find it interesting to do a little outside reading.
*Excludes learners based in Australia and New Zealand.
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