THREE PART DIGITAL WORKSHOP
Practical tips & tools to influence decision-makers with data
Conference Date
9th, 10th, 11th August 2021
Location
Online
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Day 1 - Monday 9th August, 2021

Module 1: Framework & Audience Engagement (9:30am - 12:30pm AEST)
9:30
Opening remarks & virtual learning tips
9:40
Getting started

• Attendee hopes and fears
• Why do we need Data Visualisations?
• A very brief history
• Data Visualisation luminaries

10:45
Framework elements of effective Data Visualisation & communication

• Engagement / Storytelling
• Information
• Design Thinking

11:00
Short break
11:30
Engagement elements

• Storytelling and narrative structure
• Defining personas/audience
• Associating words to charts
• How we navigate information
• Always bring it back to Why
• Connect to an action

12:25
Homework 1 explained
12:30
Close of Module One

Day 2 - Tuesday 10th August, 2021

Module 2: Information Presentation (9:30am - 12:30pm AEST)
9:30
Opening remarks & check-in
9:40
Review Homework 1

• General discussion
• Q&A

10:45
Information elements

• Working with data
• Understanding quality and governance
• Categorical vs. Measures
• Connecting visual and data elements
• High-level tool landscape

11:00
Short break
11:30
Information elements – continued

• Understanding visual perception
• Enhancing data with basic statistics
• Identifying basic data patterns
• Selecting from chart types
• Exploration vs. Explanation
• Focusing on insights

12:25
Homework 2 explained
12:30
Close of Module Two

Day 3 - Wednesday 11th August, 2021

Module 3: Design Thinking (9:30am - 12:30pm AEST)
9:30
Opening remarks
9:40
Review Homework 2

• General discussion
• Q&A

10:45
Design elements

• Design make-overs
• Gestalt principles
• Working with colour and fonts
• Humanising design
• Understanding how / when to add variety

11:00
Short break
11:30
Design elements – continued

• Understanding hierarchy
• Optimising layout
• Introduction to animation
• Designing for others

12:25
Course wrap-up & reflections
12:30
Close of Module Three & Masterclass
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Key Speakers

Paul Hodge
University Lecturer & Data Visualisation Evangelist