Tag Archives: charts

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Dudley CVS – report infographics

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The Brief: to turn a series of standard tables and charts into engaging graphics for a printed report. You can see the full report below Read more [...]

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Pink for girls and blue for boys

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Every time I need to create a gender-related chart, i.e. the number of men or women doing XYZ and I need to use colour to define between them, I always ask the same question? Should I automatically use pink for girls and blue for boys? Read more [...]

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Hello Culture Data Visualisation

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A data visualisation / infographic showing the results of a survey of young people about their arts activities The graphic was created for a downloadable PDF report about the Hello Culture conference The colours matched the corporate branding of the Hello Culture brand, and the division between live and non-live was decided by the client. The chart was created in Tableau, and manipulated in Adobe Illustrator   Read more [...]

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Data journalism: more than numbers and charts

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    I have been a Visiting Tutor at Birmingham City University on and off for more than a year, but today I experienced that mythical "sense of satisfaction" that teachers talk about. I held a short data visualization workshop for some 2nd year Online Journalism students today ¬†- who were incredibly hungry for the information. For the past few weeks they had been gathering spreadsheets and reports and were now desperate for interesting ways to show this.¬†Some were also concerned Read more [...]

"This is the best course I have been to in terms of keeping everyone engaged. I found the examples of other data visualisation to be very interesting as I had never seen them before and know now to avoid certain styles! There were also different data visualisers whose works were explored - it all opened up a new way to look at the data and tell the story; a philosophy I believe Caroline delivers very well. She kept things simple as they should be (not patronising mind)" Infographics training course attendee, Warwickshire County Council