Do you want to get better at visualizing your program data? This one-day workshop is designed to teach you the basic techniques and tools of data visualization through a series of interactive activities and hands-on demos.
The workshop is divided into three parts:
Part 1: Building a foundation: Participants will begin by exploring popular theorists and approaches data visualization like Edward Tufte, Jonathan Schwabish, JunkCharts and more. We will learn how to identify elements of successful (and unsuccessful) visualizations and share tips and best practices for designing effective products.
Part 2: Telling your story: Participants will then engage in a guided design workshop using their existing datasets & visualization ideas. Building a dashboard? Working on a donor report? Need to convince an audience of something? This 90-minute interactive exercise will help refine and stage the story you want to tell.
Part 3: Learning new tech skills: In the final phase of the workshop, participants will learn how to visualize their data in three different platforms: Excel, Canva, and Infogr.am. Facilitators will stage a series of mini demos and exercises to do everything from cleaning and formatting data to building both static and interactive visualizations. We will also provide basic exposure to additional set of tools like Tableau, Google Data Studio, CartoDB, PowerBI, and Slemma for further exploration.
Case studies and exercises will focus explicitly on examples like public health, water & sanitation, climate change, financial services for the poor, human disaster response and more.
- At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand key data visualization theories, principles, and best practices
- Refine and articulate stories and narratives behind datasets
- Build basic skills for cleaning and formatting data effectively for data visualizations
- Create static and interactive data visualizations using excel, canva and infogr.am.
Space is limited to 10 people so reserve your spot today!