Short Course: Creating effective data visualisations
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Short Course: Creating effective data visualisations

Data visualisations are play an increasingly important role in today’s information-rich society. This is especially true among think tanks, where translating complex ideas and data into accessible and relevant information is at the heart of what they do.

This course explores basic data visualisation practice with design theory. It shares examples of how think tanks around the world have built data visualisations into their communication plans as well as examples of what not to do. It then moves into the practicalities of data visualisation with basic data structuring and improving basic charts in Excel and Google Sheets. Finally, participants learn how to make more complex interactive visualisations with Tableau Public.


This course looks at how to produce effective data visualisations to support research and communication. It examines more closely the different types of visualisations, and discusses what makes a good data story. And, most importantly, it looks at different tools for developing visualisations, turning theory into practice. Participants have the opportunity to make their own and receive personalised feedback on their submission.

This is a past course, but the resources and webinars can be accessed. To do so please register your information in this link (and subscribe to the OTT newsletter). After registration you will receive the password to access the course. Thank you!

June 12, 2017 - June 19, 2017


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