Brand Development IAPA Data Storytelling Workshop with David McCandless Half-day (4 hours) workshop instructor David McCandless course details Implementing Virtual Class Enhance your data storytelling skills to convince, convey and communicate with global data viz guru, David McCandless. Express your interest here A new date for the Data Storytelling Workshop with David McCandless has not been announced yet. Fill out the form below to be updated when new dates have been announced. "It was a thought provoking session. I'll be walking away with some more inspiration and motivation to be more deliberate and effective with visualisation. The interactive elements of the sessions were quite challenging (which I really enjoyed) and brought what was discussed to life.” To convince, convey or communicate with business stakeholders using data as evidence, you better have more than a table of numbers ready. IAPA, Australia's analytics association, is pleased to provide those working with data in Australia – from data scientist to analyst, technologist, marketer and financial expert - the opportunity to learn from David McCandless in this four-hour Data Storytelling Workshop. You’ll explore the thinking behind the best data visualisations, develop your own ideas, interact and exchange ideas with others and maybe even have your data viz ideas critiqued by David. In this fun 4-hour workshop, you will learn: concepting techniques for the generation of solid, interesting ideas ripe for visualization several methods for creating, selecting & executing of appropriate & effective charts the best current tools alongside optimal choices & practices how to stage and present effective data-driven stories using design & journalistic techniques For more information on this course view the IAPA website. Groups of 10 receive 1 bonus enrolment (buy 10, get 11). To redeem, simply add 11 products to cart. IAPA members save 25%. Email [email protected] for details. Workshop instructor David McCandless literally wrote the book(s) on data visualisation and telling a data-based story through visual cues that structure a narrative for better decision making. Globally, David McCandless and his “information is beautiful” approach has gained a cult following from data analysts, data scientists – in fact, any kind of data worker wanting to communicate insights for comprehension, clarity and conciseness. What our past students say Fantastic! David kept the group actively engaged for 4 hours and really fascinated me by how he's been able to transform data from "boring" to "beautiful". Joan Sison, BUPA Very accessible unpacking of techniques that can be used at any level of sophistication or experience level Janice Carey The workshop was great. The breakout room and sketching/watching tasks were a great way to break up the session. Patch Clapp FAQs Who is the Workshop for? Anyone who works with data and wants to use data-based arguments to communicate, convince or inform others, especially business stakeholders. Those working in analytics, data science, data engineering, technology, martech, finance, and technical roles will gain the skills to select the appropriate conceptual approach for visualisation, which charts are most effective, and how to blend journalistic techniques to enhance your data-driven story. Is this an entry-level or advanced course? The workshop is appropriate for early career professionals to learn the best approaches and techniques but is equally valuable for mid-career professionals who want to extend visualisation approaches to more concisely tell their desired story. What special tools do I need? You don’t need any special software to participate in this course. Much of the concepting and idea generation sections of the workshop just need paper and pen (and an open mind). Do I need to know design? No, you don’t need to be a designer. The beauty of data viz is in its ability to tell the desired story as succinctly as possible which requires clarity of thinking rather than ‘design’ skills. In fact, David has never studied design. Do I need to know how to code? No, you don’t need to know programming. This workshop is will help you learn how to tell the data story based on an ‘ideal’ dataset that you may or may not have yet. Once you are clear on what the story is and how the data visualisation might look, then you’ll need to find the data. Finding the right data sources and relevant numbers might need data engineering and programming skills but won’t be covered in this workshop. Discount places for charity, education, self-employed and veterans We offer a limited number of 50% discount places for students, educators, unemployed/those on benefits, people who work for NGOs / charities / educational organisations, journalists, disabled, and military veterans. Only one discounted place per organisation. Book early as stocks are limited. Contact IAPA to see if you qualify for a discount place by email to [email protected] Note: people who work for commercial organisations of any size above one employee pay full price.