Sample one-day agenda
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Welcome and introductions
Why care about data visualization? (Isn't it just for nerds anyway?)
Identifying what makes a strong (or wrong) first impression.
Finding the Story in Data
What your audience is looking for in your data, and how to find it.
NSFW: Charts Not Suitable for Work
Common mistakes we see in graphing and charting data, and tips to avoid them.
Types of Charts
The best graphical forms to display your data.
Wired for Data
How our brains are wired to see (and ignore) patterns in our data.
How to clean up your charts to make them clear and easy to read.
Time to finish revising your own charts.
The workshop is highly interactive and tailored to your needs. Participants may be asked to submit content ahead of time. A subset of these is chosen to discuss in small groups. This workshop is part of fassforward’s Communication Series.
"We have a mass of data, but we're not showing compelling insights."
Organizations run on PowerPoint and live on data. Done well, this can drive operational performance and speed decision making. Done poorly, it muddies messages and confuses conversations.
In the one-day Presenting Data workshop, learn how to find insight in data and present it effectively. Avoid common mistakes in displaying charts and graphs. Create a compelling story using information design and data visualization best practices.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
Visually present complicated analysis in a story form.
Understand the role data can play in shaping conversations and presentations.
Discover insights in data and turn them into persuasive visuals.
Professional skills gained:
Show insight, create understanding and persuade with data.