Virtual Seminar

Telling the Right Story with Data Visualizations

February 2012 90 minutes

You’ll learn to…

  • Decide what story to tell with your abundance of data
  • Choose the best data for telling that story effectively
  • Select which encodings best align with the data
  • Select which encodings best align with the data
Topics:

Visualizations are an increasingly popular way for designers to convey complex, data-driven ideas. But with so much data to choose, how do you decide which story is the most appropriate one to tell? And how do you then tell it?

Find out from Noah Iliinsky. He'll provide demo data to teach you how to effectively conceptualize, plan, and ultimately design powerful visualizations that tell the right story.

  • Decide what story to tell with your abundance of data

    You’ll learn the fundamental elements essential to successful visualizations.

    • Capture the design goals, audience needs, and data shape
    • Write the spec of your story
  • Choose the best data for telling that story effectively

    You’ll practice a rigorous approach to selecting appropriate data sets.

    • Understand the "why" behind the shape of data
    • Determine what data to include and exclude
  • Select which encodings best align with the data

    You’ll decide the structures appropriate to specific data sets.

    • Include specific data dimensions and relationships to represent
    • Pick encodings that translate data to a meaningful visual representation
  • Select which encodings best align with the data

    You’ll rock out the visualization—and then iterate on it.

    • Select axes according to best represent the most important relationships
    • Add other data dimensions that provide complementary flavors to the story

If you've read all the blog posts and still find yourself stumped with how to design visualizations of complex data, then this seminar is right up your alley.

Get a step-by-step guide to reviewing, choosing, and designing effective data visualizations.