Data visualisation

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Data has become the most important resource for every organisation – but the insights gained from data analysis are only ever truly valuable if they can be clearly articulated to other people. We can help you translate the raw numbers into compelling communications that drive change.

Whether you’re communicating with customers, investors, colleagues, leadership teams, outside organisations or the wider public, there are a core set of principles and approaches that ensure success.

From clear and simple charts and graphs, through eye-catching infographics, to elegant data dashboards – our road-tested frameworks turn complex raw numbers into powerful communications.

We’ve trained thousands of attendees from hundreds of organisations – including government departments, universities, health organisations, charities, financial organisations and startups.

Core areas we can help with include:

  • The key elements of a successful infographic or presentation

  • Structuring large reports, and dealing with diverse audiences

  • Using visual patterns to create cognitive shortcuts

  • Layout principles, and creating hierarchies of information

  • Simple and repeatable design tricks (for non-designers)

  • Free (and cheap) tools for creating infographics and visualisations


What we can deliver…

In-house workshops Whether you need a lunchtime talk, a workshop as part of an away-day, or a full-day of in-house training – we have delivered learning sessions to thousands of happy attendees.

Remote training We have extensive experience in delivering interactive training via webcam to remote teams – removing the need for travel, without losing the quality of the content and outcomes.

Consultancy If you require more intensive help with a new initiative or particular area of your business we can build a bespoke programme around your needs.

“I was familiar with Alan’s work as a Guardian Masterclass instructor on data visualisation and digital journalism, which made it easy for me to recommend him for onsite training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. We had a large group of people interested in honing their abilities to depict their research and stories in engaging ways. Alan’s course provided great insight about common communication pitfalls and how to avoid them, how to become better communicators by understanding the audience diversity, and it showcased some great online tools for creating infographics. This should be mandatory training for all students, academics, report writers and those involved with conveying research to the media as it will help increase the clarity and accessibility of our own research stories.”
Dr Lee Haines | Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine