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James de Vries uses the lens of his career in editorial and strategic design to introduce the principles and practices needed to produce persuasive, effective and ethical charts, data visualisations, diagrams and infographics. Short, informal lectures and discussion groups throughout the course will introduce core concepts. Hands-on workshops will lead you through practical exercises to build your confidence when implementing these fundamental design ideas and techniques in your work.
This microcredential will enable you to think more critically and creatively about what goes into making good (and bad) visualisations, how to create and refine the most appropriate and effective visualisations for your task and how to present them in a powerful and persuasive way. You will learn to harness the power of design using everyday tools and software with which you are familiar. The course will focus on the effective application of design principles - data-science programming and software training are not covered in the course content.
By completing this microcredential, you will learn fundamental design and storytelling principles to produce more effective, ethical and persuasive charts and infographics.
This microcredential aligns with the 3 credit point subject, The Power of Design: to Make Impactful Charts and Infographics (89038), in the Master of Design (C04243).
This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.
This microcredential is for non-designers, who none-the-less use design and design visualisations in their work and communications. It will benefit those in the fields of:
Full price: $2,195 (GST-free)*
Special price: $1,750 (GST-free)* Early bird price is available until 31 December 2021
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
Day 1 (session 1) – Introduction:
Day 1 (session 2) - It’s all about context:
Day 1 (session 3) - Storytelling with charts:
Day 2 (session 1) - Design principles for graphics:
Day 2 (session 2) - Managing colour:
Day 2 (session 3) - Using charts to find insight and to persuade:
Day 2 (session 4) - Your challenge:
Day 3 (online):
Day 4 - Recap summary of key insights:
Day 5 (online):
This course will be taught primarily through face-to-face learning and hands-on workshops. Pre-learning and follow up feedback sessions will take place remotely, over Zoom. Supplementary material will be available through UTS Canvas.
By completing this microcredential, you’ll have a better understanding of how to:
Assessment will be pass/fail
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
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|Avg 10 hrs p/w|
James is founder and director of de Luxe & Associates, an Australian-based strategic design consultancy that has worked with global media and editorial clients on design and publishing strategy projects. James was Senior Director, Strategy, at Second Road—an Accenture strategy company employing design methods to build a strategic vision and reimagine value-creation for clients across all enterprise sectors.
From 2011 to the end of 2017, James worked in the USA as Creative Director at Harvard Business Review. This role centred around building design quality and harnessing design to transform the legendary brand from a traditional heritage business to a dynamic digital media organisation, resulting in significant increases in sales, subscribers and commercial revenue.
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