COVID-19 has seen a rapid expansion in the production of charts, dashboards, trackers and infographics from people trying to make sense of what’s happening and share their insights. From highly trained healthcare professionals and epidemiological researchers, to armchair data scientists.
It’s good to have the freedom to speak, fair access to data, and opportunities to collaborate. And in today’s increasingly connected world, anyone with a social media account can publish their insights and opinions. But are we – the general public at large – better informed as a result? And can we always trust what we’re being shown?
In this creative learning session, you’ll be given an introduction to the science of visualising data and conveying a message, and how these concepts can equally be applied to inform or to conceal.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
- Recognise the relationship between data structure, message and chart type
- Describe the challenges created by poor visualisation choices
- Identify inappropriate or misleading visualisations and the possible reasons behind them
When is the taster training session?
This session runs on November 2nd 2021 @ 10:15 – 11:00 (BST), at the ODI Summit 2021.
How do I attend?
To attend this taster training session, you’ll need to buy an ODI Summit 2021 ticket. Then on the day, just find the Taster Training Sessions section and join what you like.
If you want to find out more about how to tell powerful stories from data, as well as the steps that lead up to this, book your place for Strategic Data Skills course starting in February 2022.
Book during November and guarantee the 2021 price for your place – click here to learn more and register your interest.
What is ODI Learning Month?
National Learning and Development Month is a global event celebrated every October, that encourages people to learn and build brand new skills. In support and celebration of this, the ODI has our very own Learning Month that we run in tandem, ahead of our annual summit.
Each year we focus on different topics. This year to coincide with the theme of Summit 2021, we’ll be looking at how we’ve all become ‘data people’ – more conscious than ever of the data we produce, use and share. Our three key areas of education will be: Building healthy open data ecosystems, Leading data transformation, and Data governance and ethics. All brought to you via a mix of training, webinars, and podcasts.
Our one-off programme has been created exclusively for Learning Month, and all of the training is available at a subsidised price. All the more reason to get stuck in – and get learning!