Data visualisations are playing 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.
The background note produced for this course explores these issues further and gives readers access to further resources.