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Communication, conversation, and collaboration – these three C’s are the keys to data-driven business. Data is the catalyst that triggers and inspires the three C’s. Data visualization is a core element of business analytics and business communications. Without visualization, the numbers and statistics of analytics are difficult to interpret and incomprehensible to many who need to turn data into knowledge. Elegant and well-designed data visuals often appear to be easy because skilled visual developers hide the complexities and hard work behind the scenes.
Creating visualizations is only the beginning. Analytics impact depends on visualization skills of two kinds – ability to create visuals and ability to understand them. The real value of visualization does not come from creating visuals, but from understanding what they tell you. With the language of words we learn reading and writing as separate but related skills. Similarly, with visual language we need to learn understanding (reading) and creating (writing) as distinct but related skills.
Data storytelling takes data visualization to the next level. Storytellers are the next generation of business and data analysts. They don't dismiss the value of the quants; they see quantification as the foundation of data stories. Neither do they devalue visualization; in fact, they amplify it’s value by scripting a story with visuals to communicate the what, when, where, who, and why of business circumstances and business behaviors.
The Visualization and Storytelling Skills workshop will cover essential techniques and best practices for data visualization and data storytelling over three days of in-depth, interactive training.
1. Data Visualization Fundamentals
1.1 Data Visualization Concepts
1.2 Fundamentals of Visualization
1.3 Visualization Techniques
1.4 Visualization and BI
1.5 Tools and Resources
2. Trend Spotting and Pattern Spotting
2.1 Visual Language
2.2 Data Visualization Concepts
2.3 Quick Reading of Data Visualizations
2.4 Critical Reading of Data Visualizations
3. Data Storytelling
3.1 Data Storytelling Basics
3.2 A Data-Driven Business Story
3.3 Story Crafting
3.4 Storytelling Media