Data Visualisation  (10 credit module)

Dates and Times: 9 x Thursdays – 8th October to 3rd December from 10am – 1pm
9 sessions: 4 teaching, 4 tutorial sessions and 1 presentation – All sessions will be online

Cost: €690 member; €990 non member (Skillnet funding applied)

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Places are limited, please register your interest to alison@icbe.ie

A 9 week online programme, comprising four teaching and four tutorial sessions plus one presentation (F2F).
Weeks 1 to 4 are F2F sessions while week 5 to 8 are project tutorials. There will be a specific time set aside to avail of tutorial advice, which can be done or via phone, Skype, email, etc. Tutorial times will be arranged in advance.

From applicants, we require current role title and a sentence or two on what they hope to gain from this course.

Who is this course for?
Anyone who communicates insights from data in their job, either in dashboards, reports or PowerPoint presentations.
This course is ideal for those involved in the interpretation of data as well as the presentation of data in a wide variety of organisations including engineering and manufacturing.

This course is a mix of talks and practical workshops on contemporary approaches to data visualisation.  Each teaching session will be three hours and there will be tutorials where advice is available to participants working on a self-initiated work based project.  Participants will learn to create their own data and understand key theories in the interpretation of data visualisation.

Teaching sessions:  Thursdays –  8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th October from 10am – 1pm
The teaching sessions will be online webinars and include a combination of talks along with discussions and workshops – similar to last year. These will be recorded and available online for those who wish to view them later or can’t make the session. However, we would encourage all participants to engage online with the Thursday morning sessions as there will be an opportunity to ask questions and for them to set aside that time in the week for the course.

Project tutorial Sessions: Thursdays – 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th November from 10am – 1pm
The project tutorial sessions are 15 mins in duration for each participant each week conducted via Zoom or MS Teams. As the overall time given is  three hours in duration, a maximum of 12 can participate on the course at any one time.

Presentation Session: Thursday, 3rd December, from 10am – 1pm
Each participant will be given 15 mins to present their project via Zoom or MS Teams.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding and knowledge of the area of data visualisation, its historical context, its purpose and contemporary practice
  • Give an understanding of the design decisions that can affect the message/meaning behind data visualisation
  • Impart the fundamentals of good design – including: design hierarchy, structure, legibility and navigation, and their role in data visualisation
  • Show how software selection impacts on the functional and technical requirements of data visualisation
  • Apply design strategies for data visualisation through an on-the-job project for an intended audience

This programme has been developed by Limerick School of Art & Design with the support of ICBE Business Excellence Skillnet

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