Are you looking for an infographics course but cannot decide from among the many offerings?
Follow this simple 3-step process:
1. Shortlist courses whose trainer makes a living mainly from creating and teaching infographics.
2. See if the trainer has extensive experience in infographic design, who are his/her clients, and work samples.
3. Assess if the trainer's educational background is closely related to graphics, design, illustration.
Though a course with lots content is attractive, remember, your goal is to learn how to create good infographics. Including secondary content will take away precious time from learning the main thing - turning data in visuals.
Transforming Data Into Visuals
26-27 Mar 2018
Statistics can be manipulated, massaged and misstated. Poorly done infographics can mislead, misinform, and be misunderstood. Everyday, we can find data badly represented visually. Whether this is done deliberately or carelessly, it is important to ask ourselves "Is data accuracy of paramount importance?" We lose trust and credibility with our audience when we failed to be accurate.
In this 2-day workshop, one of the world's top infographic designer will ground you in the fundamentals and best practices of data visualization techniques. You will work on exercises and create various types of visualization and charts throughout the course. You will also work individually and in groups to analyze, redesign and improve on another's work.
You Will Learn:
The role of infographics in your communication project
What an infographic is and is not, and can or cannot do
How visualisations work across different environments and media
How to design visual stories, and reflect data accurately and informatively
Different ways to represent data
How to choose the right chart type
The basics of graphic design, including colour, hierarchy, typography, etc..
Common mistakes to avoid
To identify the best tools for the job
About the Trainer
Facilitating this 2-day workshop is one of the world’s most respected scientific information designer. He is very well-known within the data visualization and scientific communities, specialising in science, business and editorial information graphics and visualisations.
He has over 25 years of experience producing science, business and editorial information graphics and visualisations. He is known for bridging and pushing the boundaries between scientific accuracy and visually appealing information graphics.
The trainer received his degree in scientific and botanical illustration over 30 years ago. Since then, he has been producing scientific and business information graphics and visualisations. His talent gained international recognition when he was awarded a Malofiej bronze medal for a feature portfolio.
The trainer's clients include:
The Chronicle of Higher Education
European Maritime Safety Agency
The Sunday Times
BBC Future and Earth
European Chemicals Agency
The British Trust for Ornithology
International Auto Finance Network
Natural Environment Research Council
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction
"I really enjoyed the 2 day course - it provided a great information to the principles of infographics. The trainer was an engaging presenter and the individual exercise were a good taste of the challenges and the thought processes behind developing infographics for different audiences. Many thanks." ~ Lead Specialist, Ministry of Health
"The course has lead me to put my information in a more interesting way, and what are the thing to look out for. It is a course which is very useful in every of my work." ~ Senior Housing Investigation Officer, Ministry of Manpower
"Yes, appreciate trainer's sharing from his vast experience which help me understand good/bad infographics better. The Matire Allianz team has been very helpful & friendly." ~ Anonymous
"The trainer is very good at what he does. Great to have an expert to share insights." ~ Manager, Singapore Tourism Board
"It was informative with a good amount of hands on time." ~ Senior Housing Investigation Officer, Ministry of Manpower
"Definitely feeling more enthusiastic to create my next infographics!." ~ Public Communications Officer, Singapore Police Force
"Excellent programmes. An excellent introduction to infographics." ~ Executive, Ministry of Manpower
"Great sharing of history and using examples to explain points - love the visuals of infographics the trainer has done. Thank you!." ~ Anonymous.
"The trainer's vast experience gave us valuable insights into what makes up a good infographic and what makes a bad one." ~ Senior Executive, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics
Course Name: Infographics - Transforming Data into Visuals
Date: 26-27 Mar 2018
Time: 9.00am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Singapore
FEES (per person) Group of 3 or more: S$ 1,379.10 (by 14 Feb)