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Telling stories with data

  • Breather 27 Provost Street London, England, N1 7NH UK (map)

Infographics, data visualisations and dashboards are increasingly the lenses we use to understand a world swimming in data. These visuals can range from the dazzling and beautiful, to the rigorous and accurate – but they need a clear story if they are supposed to inspire and inform.

In this workshop, data visualisation specialist Alan Rutter will cover the principles, processes and tools that will help you turn a raw data set or piece of research into a compelling story with real visual punch. In a luxury classroom near Old Street station, you'll get in-depth tuition and the opportunity to work through practical exercises. 

You’ll leave the course with a clear and repeatable method for conjuring a convincing narrative and presenting it clearly, as well as a resources pack full of useful tools and routes to further learning.

Sessions will include: 
- Principles of data visualisation and best practice.
- Identifying the story and structuring a narrative.
- Repeatable and simple design tricks and tips. 
- Tools and resources for creating finished work.

The ticket price includes a buffet lunch, and tea and coffee. 

Who it’s for: 

Anyone who finds themselves having to distill down data and qualitative information as part of their job. You could be producing pitches for investors, reports for clients, marketing content for customers, or campaigns for a charity or social enterprise. You don’t need to be from a design, coding or data science background.


Alan Rutter is a co-founder of Clever Boxer. He has a background in magazines, working in senior print and digital roles at Time Out, WIRED, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue. He has delivered training in data visualisation to clients including including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Home Office, Novartis, Capita Consulting, and the Democracy Institute in Washington DC – as well as working with startup entrepreneurs through General Assembly.



How big will the class be? 
The maximum number of attendees will be 18, which is comfortable for the room size and ideal for a mix of group, individual and whole class exercises.

Do I need to bring a laptop? 
There’s no need to bring a laptop, unless you want to use it to take notes. The principles and techniques that this course covers are applicable to any type of tools (from pen and paper, through Microsoft Office, to more sophisticated software).

I need to get a bit more information on the course before I buy a ticket, is that okay? 
Of course! Get in touch with us on the links below or at, and we can either respond to your questions by email or arrange a call.