Telling stories with data

This one-day course will give your team the confidence and skills to translate raw data into compelling visual stories for your key audiences. The principles and skills covered apply to the simplest PowerPoint chart, to more complex interactive visualisations. We’ll work with you before the course to ensure that we understand your organisation and what you’re hoping to achieve.

Course structure
10am-4pm, for up to 18 attendees

Session 1: What makes a great data-driven story
•    The key elements of a successful infographic or data visualisation. 
•    Industry best practice, and discussion of good (and bad) examples.
•    The principles of self-sufficiency, and clarity over decoration.

Session 2: Structuring the story
•    Understanding the context in which your data will be presented.  
•    Structuring large reports, and dealing with multiple audiences. 
•    Using supporting text and commentary alongside visuals. 

Session 3: Designing for the human brain
•    Using visual patterns to create cognitive shortcuts. 
•    Design and layout principles, and creating hierarchies of information. 
•    Simple and repeatable tricks (for non-designers)

Session 4: Going digital  
•    Free (and cheap) tools for creating infographics and visualisations. 
•    Thinking in layers to create interactive data stories. 
•    Resources for finding images, charts and icons. 

Cost
£2500 + VAT
If you’re a charity, NGO or smaller team, let us know, and we can try to come up with a bespoke quote for you.
This cost excludes any bespoke content that needs to be produced, and travel and accommodation.

In an increasingly complex, data-driven world, we need to be able to synthesize complex information and present it in simple, digestible ways. We need consistency in the way we do this on all of our projects. The day-long training session with our entire staff team was the best way for us to learn and develop our skills. Clever Boxer came highly recommended, and offered great insight and support.
— Jamie Ounan, Director, Inner Circle Consulting