Infographic Storytelling

Infographics work visually - conveying complex information instantly and persuasively. This course is great for anyone who works with data-sets, whether large or small, and is looking for effective new ways to present them on the page or on a screen...

Taught by: Henrietta Ross, Tutor to be confirmed.

Description

Infographics work visually - conveying complex information instantly and persuasively. This course is great for anyone who works with data-sets, whether large or small, and is looking for effective new ways to present them on the page or on a screen. 

Whether you're working on a professional presentation or a personal project, communicating your findings is often faster and more compelling with an infographic. This introductory course offers an overview of the data visualisation process –how to understand the dataset, brainstorm different angles the data may allow, frame the story in visual form and tailor it to your audience to maximise the impact of your design.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to data visualisation
  • Understanding data
  • Looking at data from various angles
  • Framing data for the target audience
  • Visualising data
  • Maximising design

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the creative journey that turns a raw set of data into a compelling infographic
  • Collect, synthesize and understand data 
  • Identify relationships and develop an appropriate framework for your argument
  • Design an inspiring and stimulating infographic story 

This course is taught through a tutor-guided workshop. The session is made up of general and more in-depth, or technical, presentations. You will look at and discuss a number of examples of info-graphic story telling from posters to interactive web-platforms to animations. 

You will then take part in hands-on tasks to apply the principles and learning covered in the introductory elements, and discuss the work completed as a group, refine and develop it collaboratively. This is not a technical course, after completing the course you may want to take a course in digital software design to bring your ideas to life. 

Who Should Attend

You do not need any previous design experience. You may work with data for policy, business or campaigns. It is also great if you are a designer or develop who works with data and information graphics.

Level

Beginner

Follow Up Courses

After you have completed this course you may want to explore the world of printing with Design for Digital Print or learn the Adobe Illustrator: Fundamentals of Graphic Illustrations.

Reviews

"I thought the teacher was very engaging and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I learned a lot and was very pleased with the day."

"Very practical and enjoyable."

Tailor Made Training

We also offer bespoke infographic courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Tailor Made Training page

Tutor information

Henrietta Ross worked for eight years in marketing and communications where she commissioned and produced design and information design projects for organisations within the public and charity sector. She returned to education to gain a post graduate diploma in design for visual communication at the University of the Arts London's London College of Communication, where she then went on to complete an MA in contemporary typographic media. Henrietta has worked as a freelance designer on information and graphic design projects for organisations including the think tank Demos and the consultancy Advocacy International. She currently works for Soapbox: a studio which specialises in design for policy, advocacy and research organisations. Henrietta also holds a BA in social and cultural studies from the University of Nottingham. 

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Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
14/12/2016 - 14/12/2016Wednesday11:00 - 17:001 Day£380Available Elephant & Castle - SE1
19/04/2017 - 19/04/2017Wednesday11:00 - 17:001 Day£399Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
03/07/2017 - 03/07/2017Monday11:00 - 17:001 Day£399Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
11/09/2017 - 11/09/2017Monday11:00 - 17:001 Day£399Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket
13/12/2017 - 13/12/2017Wednesday11:00 - 17:001 Day£399Available Elephant & Castle - SE1 Add to Basket