5 Benefits You Can Only Get From a Data Viz Workshop
When it comes to getting the most out of your data, a face-to-face tutorial has advantages over your average (often frantic) “how-to” Google search.
What are the Advantages of a Workshop?
1. It’s Hands-On
It’s a no-brainer, but there are obvious advantages to attending a face-to-face tutorial. You’re more likely to be more engaged, and therefore, retain more information. You’re also more likely to enjoy what you’re learning. Why? Well, we’ll make it hands-on, because we know from many of our past data-viz workshops that this is what works, and it’s what our audiences enjoy. But don’t worry, introverts, not all of the workshop will be hands-on or engaging with others. There’s also plenty of discussions that will just require you to listen. Phew!
2. It’s Researched
Unlike trawling the internet for data viz tips and tricks (and probably only clicking on the first few links that come up in a Google search at that), by coming to a workshop, all the best resources and information has been pre-selected beforehand. When it comes to a great dashboard and report design, all the hard work has been done for you! We’ve done the research, and we cover everything from hierarchy, systems, layouts, interactions, actions, and outcomes through to charts and graphs – and beyond! All you have to do is show up!
3. It’s Methodical
There’s a method to our madness, trust us. Dashboards can be tricky to get right, so we’re proud to say that we’ve developed our knowledge and our expertise from over 7 years of making delicious data viz. Only this degree of experience can offer you the very best information, reflection, advice, and direction when it comes to creating interfaces and infographics for your brand or business. We’ve taken influence from not only past projects we’ve spearheaded, but we’re influenced by everything from great data visualizers to comic books, video games, and more!
4. It’s Targeted
Our workshops are targeted to you. We know what makes a stand-out dashboard or report, and we want to share that knowledge with you. With our targeted approach, including incorporating theory and practical elements, we want to make sure you leave our workshop inspired and confident in your ability to create amazing dashboards and reports. How? Along with our leading approach to data viz design, we’ll show you how we tease out insights from data and maximize the use of a single-view dashboard thought to a full dashboard system.
5. It’s a Conversation
Nobody likes being talked at, do they? We know that, and we’ve sat through plenty of boring lectures and ‘workshops’ in our lives! So we make sure we do things differently. At Datalabs, we’re dedicated to having a converse approach to our workshop. Communication is a two-way street, and we want to listen to you, too. Together, we’ll ensure you have all the tools you need to create stunning dashboards and reports when you walk out the door at the end of the day. And the best part? We’re technology agnostics so any skill level is welcome and all exercises are done on paper for this workshop. So that means anyone from designer to developer through to C-level will get something out of everything we do.
Bonus: What Benefits We Promise from our Workshops
At the end of our data visualization & storytelling workshops, you’ll have:
- insights and techniques on how to begin the task of planning and executing a single dashboard and or a whole system of dashboards
- an understanding of how we use data visualization, information design, and UI design to create useful and practical dashboards
- an understanding of what makes a dashboard good to great
- a better understanding of how to use data visualization to simplify, glean insights from data, explore data versus report data and use a dashboard to run your business
- the ability to prepare a dashboard project, redesign/retrofit dashboards, and get feedback on dashboards