Organised by The Guardian
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Valentina D’Efilippo leads this introductory workshop that will lay a thorough foundation to the fundamentals of data visualisation
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good infographic is worth a thousand pages – particularly during a time in which the language of elections and pandemics is data.
In this in-depth, two-part workshop with award-winning information designer Valentina D’Efilippo, you will learn how to speak the essential language of data visualisation, discovering how data is visualised for greatest impact.
Mixing theoretical instruction with exercises in sketching and storyboarding, this two-part workshop will cover visual storytelling, data literacy, and cognitive maps as a tool to encode and decode data.
No experience or software is required to attend this masterclass, but you will need some materials to draw with (paper, coloured pencils and pens, if you have them).
All participants will receive a digital handout after the workshop with reading materials and an overview of digital tools.
- Introduction to the history and principles of data visualisation
- The core principles of visual storytelling with data
- The anatomy of an infographic
- Sketching as a rapid prototyping tool
- The process of encoding and decoding in practice
- Understanding different charts
- Maximising design for best impact, understanding and memorability
- An overview of digital tools
- Group discussion of visual outcomes
This course is for ...
- Beginners to data visualisation and infographics who want to develop a foundational understanding to apply to their own projects
- Anyone interested in learning about storytelling with data through hands-on exercises
Valentina D’Efilippo is a graphic designer with a special interest in information design. After studying industrial design in Italy, she moved to London and gained a postgraduate degree in graphic design at the London College of Communication. She has worked with a number of leading agencies contributing to award-winning campaigns for global brands. In 2013 she published The Infographic History of the World.
- Date: Wednesday 19 – Thursday 20 May 2021
- Time: 3pm-6pm each day (BST)