Visualizing Data For Storytellers: Charts & Infographics

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Visualizing Data For Storytellers: Charts & Infographics

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.

Visualizing Data for Storytellers: Charts & Infographics is a two-day, hands-on workshop focused on communicating complex information with visually appealing charts and graphs. Participants will learn to create a clearer, more meaningful picture of complex information and publicly available data, tell stories with interactive infographics, and create beautiful and effective graphs and charts.

Course Overview

In this workshop you will learn:

  • To employ best practices in graphic design techniques with data visualizations.
  • The techniques for identifying the story in the data and how best to tell that story with effective chart design and visuals.
  • To identify when and how to use each type of chart to illustrate your data and your story.
  • To create both static and interactive data visualizations for the web.
  • To use and apply Inkscape, Data Wrapper, and Datavisual tools for creating highly engaging data visualizations.

You’ll enjoy personalized small class instruction from expert instructors. This program is an applied learning experience for beginners in data visualization. You’ll work hands-on with the tools and create real examples of charts, graphs, and static and interactive infographics. This assures that you will be able to apply your new skill set immediately upon completion of the workshop and leave with concrete examples of highly effective illustrated stories with data visualizations.

Who Should Attend?

Ideal for career professionals interested in a rapid-paced, immersive experience in data visualization tools & techniques. This workshop is ideal for marketing communicators, analysts, scientists, journalists, web editors, educators and those interested in becoming proficient in learning to communicate data with clarity and creativity.

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Instructors & Facilitators

Instructors subject to change.

John C. Osborn

Tasneem Raja

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Tuition

$0 USD

10% discount applied to early registrations

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When?

Morning coffee & networking lunch provided.

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Where?

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

121 North Gate Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

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Requirements & Prerequisites

  • 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. No previous data visualization experience is required.
  • 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
  • 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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Contact Person

Alexandre Bui
alexandre.bui@berkeley.edu
510-642-3892

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Questions & Additional Information

Where should I stay?

We suggest staying in the Berkeley area. Nearby hotels include:

– Faculty Club (on UC campus)
– Graduate Hotel
– Hotel Shattuck Plaza
– Bancroft Hotel
– Extended Stay America or Executive Inn and Suites
– La Posada Guest House

Many of our participants have also found luck with Airbnb.

Where should I park?

The closest parking to North Gate Hall, where Berkeley Advanced Media Institute is located, is the Lower Hearst Parking Garage. For public parking, you must enter on the second floor via Scenic Ave and park next to a gold pillar. Many spots in this garage are permit parking only, so please be vigilant of posted signs. Parking is $2/hr, max $20/day.

Another option for parking is the Stadium Parking Garage, located under Maxwell Field and between California Memorial Stadium and the Greek Theater. Parking here is $25/day with variable hourly rates.

If you wish to utilize public transportation, North Gate Hall is about 15-20 minute walking distance from Downtown Berkeley BART Station. There are also multiple AC Transit bus lines that stop in front of the building.

For more information on different parking garages around campus, visit the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation website.

What is your cancellation & refund policy?

Cancellations must be received in writing by email to advancedmedia@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 $275.00 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 Berkeley Advanced Media Institute administration.

The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule training due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Berkeley Advanced Media Institute. In this case, applicants are entitled to a full refund of the program fee.

The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute will advise applicants at the earliest opportunity of changes to schedule program. The Berkeley Advanced Media Institute is not responsible for travel fees, or any expenses incurred as a result of cancelled programs.

If you purchased your class through CourseHorse, then our Refund & Cancellation policy applies to your purchase.

Can I transfer to a different workshop if I change my mind?

We currently do not offer transfer option between workshops. However, you may cancel the current workshop to receive a full refund less the cancellation fee and enroll in the preferred course. Please contact us directly at advancedmedia@journalism.berkeley.edu prior to making any changes. Change requests do not apply to request made 15-days prior to the workshop start date.

In-depth information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.  No video or audio recordings of the materials presented are permitted in any workshop.

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