Data Visualization for Storytellers

Data Visualization for Storytellers

Create Meaning from Data

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January 6-7, 2015

A deluge of data is being made available for public use. In raw-form, large complex data sets are difficult to understand and interpret. Having the tools and techniques to present illustrated data to your audience with aesthetic form and functionality are critical for conveying ideas effectively.

Overview

Data Visualization for Storytellers is a two-day, hands-on certificate program focused on communicating complex information with visually appealing charts, graphs and maps. Participants will learn to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of complex information and publicly available data, tell stories with interactive maps, and create beautiful and effective graphs and charts.

Data Visualization for Storytellers is ideal for people interested in a rapid-paced, immersive experience in data visualization tools & techniques. This workshop is ideal for scientists, communication professionals, journalists, bloggers, educators and those interested in becoming proficient in learning to communicate data with clarity and creativity.

You will:

  • Learn to employ good graphic design techniques with data visualizations.
  • Create interactive data illustrations for the web.
  • Learn to create interactive maps.
  • Learn the importance of and how to clean and process data for visualizations.
  • Employ best practices for using interactive databases to create visualizations and maps that tell stories with data.

You’ll enjoy personalized small class instruction from expert instructors. This program is a skill-based learning experience for beginners in data visualization. You’ll work hands-on with the tools and create real examples of charts, graphs and maps. This assures that you will be able to apply your new skill set immediately upon completion of the workshop.

Video clip: Two-day data visualization skill-building workshop with tools and techniques for creating graphs, charts and maps.

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Instruction

Led by Peter Aldhous, kdmcBerkeley’s Data Visualization Instructor and UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism Data Visualization Lecturer.

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When

January 6-7, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:00 pm daily.

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Where

University of California, Berkeley – Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall. map

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Tuition

$745 USD. Register before December 14, 2014 for a 10% discount. Discount is automatically applied during registration.

Tuition Discount

When registering for both the Data Visualization for Storytellers & Advanced Data Visualization: Mapping workshops. You’ll receive a 25% tuition discount off standard pricing. To receive the combined discount for four days of mapping, January 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2015 please register here before December 1, 2014. Combined discounted tuition is $1,117.50 USD

 

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Requirements
  • All participants must bring their own laptop for use during this workshop and it must be WiFi ready.
  • The level of this workshop is beginning.
  • Participants must be comfortable with technical subjects and learning in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets or Google drive is recommended. Spreadsheet Tutorial
  • A personal Google gmail account is required for this class. Please remember to bring your user login and password information with you.
  • Proficiency in English.

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Additional information

Travel, lodging and other information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Questions

Please contact Flynn May via phone at 510.642.6049 or email kdmcinfo@journalism.berkeley.edu

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Refund policy

 

  • Cancellations must be received in writing by email to kdmcinfo@journalism.berkeley.edu
  • Cancellations made up to 15 days prior to the start of the program registered for will receive a refund of all monies less the $175.00 cancellation fee.
  • We are unable to refund any fees for registrations cancelled within two weeks of the start of training.
  • Failure to appear for the training will result in forfeiture of the full course fee.
  • Changes to the registration at anytime are only by approval of kdmcBerkeley administration.
  • The kdmcBerkeley reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of kdmcBerkeley. In this case, applicants are entitled to a full refund of the program fee.
  • The kdmcBerkeley will advise applicants at the earliest opportunity of changes to schedule program. The kdmcBerkeley is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled programs
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