Become a dataviz ninja with our training
Update for 2017:
Amidst the positive feedback for our workshop series, one of the most common messages is that guests would like for the sessions to last a little longer – meaning more time to learn, practise & get input from David. From 2017 we are trialling a day-long (10am to 4.30pm) course. If you’ve already attended Workshops are Beautiful, the material & level is similar, though updated in places.
How do you create effective, interesting and useful data visualizations and infographics?
In our first ever public data visualization workshops, David McCandless, founder of Information is Beautiful, offers you training on his process and method for creating successful dataviz and infographics.
Participants at our initial London and New York sessions described it as “awesome”, “amazing” and “one of the best I’ve attended” (check out more workshop feedback).
Where and when
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Coming up: online course & 2017 dates in cities globally – sign up for details
What’s in Workshops are Beautiful?
This full day (6.5 hour) introductory level workshop is hosted theatre-style with around 100 participants and high quality projected visuals. It’s a mix of lecture & hands-on exercises with plenty of discussion.
Expect to learn:
» concepting and the generation of good, interesting ideas
» creating, selecting and executing appropriate & effective visualisations
» designing and beautifying charts & diagrams
And be broadly introduced to:
» how to use dataviz as a new lens for communication of ideas and stories
» researching, finding and curating juicy data
» the many new methods and approaches for visualising data
» how to combine design-thinking and statistical rigour without compromising either
This workshop will be useful if you’re:
» wishing to translate written reports, research and messaging into impactful visual form
» wanting to understand data journalism and story-telling with data
» a words and ideas person looking to translate your concepts into design language
» a visual / design thinker wanting to expand your approach to include data
» a data / code person looking to improve aesthetics and conceptual prowess
What’s the style of the workshop?
As a creative director, David’s approach combines principles with play, beauty and structure, theory and open experimentation. So expect a fun, informative experience that is interactive and hands-on: pens, paper, sketching, sharing etc. All with a solid underpinning of best practice.
What will I come away with?
Everyone leaves with their own dataviz, a unique limited-edition handout pamphlet, and (by email after the event) a slide deck. David will also sign copies of his books and pose awkwardly on the end of selfie-sticks.
For true ninjas who have already developed their own vizzes, David will also be offering an advanced workshop. If you’re looking to enhance and improve your design, concepting, research and story-telling skills in a group setting, tick the advanced box on the mailform.
David is up for doing private workshops for select organisations – though he has a mega-busy schedule. Please contact our organiser Ruth directly if you want to arrange something.
As not all participants are close to our major workshop cities, we are developing an online training series. Register your interest in a webinar by signing up on our list.
David has given talks and keynotes for organisations and conferences including TED, Google, GE, Microsoft, the Royal Society, the Cannes Festival and the UK Prime Minister’s Office (see talks schedule). Due to a busy schedule he can no longer speak for free and requires around 2-3 months to schedule an appearance. If you’d like to book David please contact Ruth at Information is Beautiful.
Where do I sign up for a workshop?
» New York, Monday Nov 28th 2016 – sold out
» New York, Monday Nov 21st 2016 s- old out
» Milan, Thursday Oct 27th 2016
» London October 19th 2016 – sold out
» London September 22nd 2016 – sold out
» New York (Manhattan), April 21st 2015 – sold out
» London (Soho), May 26th 2015 – sold out
» San Francisco, July 27th 2015 – sold out
» London (West End), Sep 9th 2015 – sold out
» New York Oct 7th 2015 (part of Visualized 2015)
» London Jan 26th 2016 – sold out
» Amsterdam Mar 3rd 2016 – sold out
» Paris Apr 8th 2016
» London Apr 28th 2016 – sold out
» New York June 14th 2016 – sold out
» San Francisco June 23rd 2016
Photo: Rikard Westman