5416 Chaucer Drive
Houston, TX 77005
9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014
Sales | Retail
Once upon a time, a picture was worth a thousand words. These days, a good picture can be worth so much more: Transforming information, numbers and big data into compelling visuals and effective presentations can mean the difference between getting funding or struggling, rallying support or meeting indifference, creating clear impact or causing more confusion.Taught by economist Jonathan Schwabish of PolicyViz -- dubbed the Congressional Budget Office's "Resident Visualizer" by Fast Company -- this two-part workshop provides an effective mix of theory, best practices, and practical applications. Schwabish offers a well-rounded overview of the field of data visualization -- the study of the visual representation of data -- and the tools and strategies you need to create better graphic visualizations and give better presentations. You will learn specific data visualization methods in Excel that you can apply to any number of graphics products, as well as specific and practical techniques to better communicate data and improve your presentations.In just one day, you will learn:An overview of the field of data visualizationBest practices and strategies to make quality visualizations.How to make effective visualizations using tools like Excel (yes, it's possible!), R, Processing, d3, Tableau, and Adobe Illustrator.Effective techniques to present your analysis and communicate your results to your audience.At the end of the day, you will not only be able to create your own dataviz masterpieces, but also know how to leverage the best tools and resources to accomplish your strategic goals!WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:Part I: Introduction to Data Visualization, Infographics, and Interactive Graphical Approaches900a-915a Welcome and Introductions915a-1030a Introduction to Data Visualization: Making Graphics: Best Practices and Strategies1030a-1045a Break1045a-1200p Infographics and Data Visualization: Strategies behind Infographics and Interactive Visualizations, and Group Discussions about Graphical Approaches12p-1p Lunch & One-on-One ConsultationsPart II: Making Your Excel Graphs Excel (!) + Better Presentation Techniques1p-245p Making Your Excel Graphs Better: From Lines to Bars to Pies to Scatterplots245p-3p Break3p-4p Better Presentations: How to Design, Construct, and Give Great Presentations4p-end One-on-One Meetings & Consultations
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