This website uses cookies. Find out more.

Rotate your phone

Once that’s done you’ll be able to experience the Design Skillnet website perfectly.

This website uses cookies. Find out more.
Workshop

Data Visualisation with Valentina D’efilippo

share
When:
May 25th & 26th 2022 8:30am-12:30pm
Add to calendar
Where:

Delivered remotely

View on map
Cost:

Subsidised government funded rate : €325
Members of IDI, ICAD, 100 archive, IAPI* (subject to eligibility): €225

data visualisation
share
Learn the core principles to design effective and compelling visual displays of information.

About this Event

Dataviz and infographic storytelling are fast-evolving graphic languages that are transforming design, data journalism and presentations. This online workshop provides an introduction to data visualisation’s potential as a storytelling medium as well as the principles behind the construction of effective and compelling visual displays of information.

Format

The content is delivered through a mix of teaching, discussion, and exercises across two half-day workshops on consecutive days.

Attendees will work independently and in groups to address briefs with original visual solutions.

 

Topics covered include:

  • The history and principles of data-driven storytelling
  • Visual perception theory in practice
  • The anatomy of an effective visual display of information
  • Colour theory and usage
  • Charting conventions
  • The use of visual metaphors and semiotics applied to data encoding
  • Linear and interactive storytelling
  • Primary considerations: audience, purpose, medium
  • An overview of selected digital tools

Objectives

The main goal of this workshop is to provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop a strong foundation on information design.

Poorly designed presentations of data slow down decision-making, mislead your audience and can ultimately damage your brand. This workshop combines theoretical instruction with exercises in sketching and storyboarding to provide a detailed understanding of different aspects of decision-making that go into the creation of an effective data-driven narrative (infographic or dataviz).

 

Main objectives:

  • Gain a clear understanding of why and how we visualise data
  • Increase the sophistication of how to read and evaluate the effectiveness of visual displays of information, in order to create better briefs and/or give feedback effectively
  • Learn how to maximise design for impact, understanding and memorability
  • Identify best-fit solutions for data visualisation through a step by step process
  • Build a vocabulary of terms to bring back into the workflow

Who Should Attend?

Designers, developers and those working with designers and developers*, seeking a deeper understanding of data-driven visual solutions. 

The workshop is designed to allow group discussions and individual participation. It is ideal for people who are interested in telling stories through data.

*No formal design experience is required to attend this session. However, this workshop is directed at a professional design audience, therefore working with design professionals is an advantage.

 

What you need:

  • Basic drawing materials (pencil, pen, etc.)
  • A smart phone to snap pictures of your sketches
  • Access to a video camera and video conference

Book your Ticket

*Member rate available to private sector members of the IDIICADIAPI and 100 Archive whose businesses are based in the Republic of Ireland.

 

Valentina D’Efilippo is an award-winning designer, author, trainer and occasional speaker. Her passion for visual communication and digital media has taken form in data visualisation, art direction, and interaction design. She has worked with a number of leading agencies contributing to award-winning campaigns for global brands and in 2013 she published The Infographic History of the World – a collection of more than 100 uniquely designed infographics.

 

Since 2014, Valentina has been teaching Masterclasses for the Guardian and the V&A. She has trained teams globally for clients such as Google, Pfizer, UBS, OPEC, United Nations ILO, and the NHS.

More events you might like

Design Summer Sessions Read more
Programme
Design Summer Sessions 2022
August 17th to 20th 2022 Several sessions per day

The Design Summer Sessions is a four-day festival of learning and creativity with interactive workshops, forums and webinar sessions.

Food For Thought Talks Read more
EventEvents
Food for Thought Talks Sessions
Wednesday 17th - Friday 19th August 2022 30 mins per sessions

Get professional tips and tricks from subject-matters experts and dig into various topics such as agency website optimisation, creative career growth and business startup as part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions.

Read more
Workshop
Client-Catching Colours: Levelling Up your Colour Knowledge
Wednesday, August 17th 2022 12pm-1pm

Level up your Colour Knowledge in this 60 minutes workshop for interior designers, architects and colour specialists. Learn about designing for Independent Living, Part M of the building regulations with Cora Collins, Dulux Academy Lead.

DesignOpp creative creatures Read more
EventEvents
DesignOpp Creative Creatures
Wednesday, August 17th 2022 5-6pm

Presenting ‘DesignOpp Creative Creatures’ as part of the Design Summer Sessions. Enjoy short ‘creativity in colour’ talks from DesignOpp members Grace Enemaku, Ashwin Chacko & Holly Pereira on Diversity in Design and their creative journeys.

Peer Peeks Design Summer Sessions Read more
EventEvents
Peer Peeks Sessions
Thursday, August 18th 2022 8:30am-9am & 5-5:30pm

Take a peek at some of your Design Peers. Leading creative minds share their professional stories and pieces of advice. Part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions, featuring Jonathan Kirk and Vanessa Power.

Colour essentials for creatives Read more
Workshop
Colour Essentials for Creatives
Thursday, August 18th 2022 12pm-1pm

Feed your creative soul with this 60-minute online workshop and Q&A with Cora Collins.  Ideal for any design professional interested in the psychology of colour, branding and generally interesting facts about colour.

Sustainable Solutions For Your Design Practice Read more
EventEvents
Forum: Sustainable Solutions for Your Design Practice
Thursday, August 18th 2022 1-1:45pm

A kickstart design community discussion on how to introduce circularity and sustainability into your design or creative business. Join a panel of your Irish design peers to discuss projects and solutions to make real changes now in your design practice.

Lettering for designers with Max Phillips Read more
Workshop
No, Not Like That. Learning Lettering with Max Phillips
Friday, 19th & 26th August 2022

Get to grips with lettering at this high-rated two-part introductory workshop to Lettering for Designers ‘No, Not Like That’, led by Max Phillips of Signal Foundry.

Hooked on Books Creatives Read more
EventEvents
Hooked on Books Creatives: A Book Club for Design BookBuffs
Friday, August 19th 2022 12-12:45pm

In this first ‘Hooked on Books Creatives: A Book Club for Design BookBuffs’, David Douglas, MD of Ebow shares the book(s) that have influenced him on his journey to building his creative business. Part of the Design Summer Sessions.

Fire Up Figma UX Design summer session Read more
Workshop
Fire Up Figma: Coffee, UX & Collaboration
Saturday, August 20th 2022 10:30am-12pm

Fire Up Figma is a Coffee, UX & Collaboration workshop, part of our Share&Learn Design Summer Sessions. Pair up with Peers and Prototype with George Longwill of UXTalks.