Day 1 (session 1) – Introduction:
- Introductions - meet your presenter and cohort
- Course overview.
Day 1 (session 2) - It’s all about context:
- A brief history of data visualisation
- Understanding your audience
- Understanding intent: what is the job to be done?
- The science of seeing.
Day 1 (session 3) - Storytelling with charts:
- An anatomy of charts
- Types and uses for different charts
- The essential questions to ask
- The four types of charts
- Exercise - planning a chart.
Day 2 (session 1) - Design principles for graphics:
- The four steps
- Choosing your chart
- Using your voice
- Leaving it out.
Day 2 (session 2) - Managing colour:
- Using type
- Controlling layout
- Concept diagrams
- Creating a picture
- Visualising an ecosystem
- Dealing with too much data.
Day 2 (session 3) - Using charts to find insight and to persuade:
- Exercise - concept visualisation.
Day 2 (session 4) - Your challenge:
Day 3 (online):
- Presenting your challenge
- Group critique and feedback sessions.
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.