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Introduction to data visualisation

21st January 2020 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UE

Course details:

This course aims to:

  • provide an overview of good practice in the design and presentation of tables, graphs and maps and the use of colour
  • outline the core principles and theoretical issues in the development of data visualisations
  • explain how people think about data visualisations

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will have developed awareness of:

  • basic design principles that can be applied to static tables and graphs to ensure effective communication
  • how to apply best practice in the development of tables, graphs, and colour schemes
  • the use of data visualisation for reference and demonstration purposes

Want more training?

This course is being delivered as part of an event where the Best Practice and Impact division will deliver four popular courses over two days:

  • Introduction to the Code of Practice, Tuesday 21 January, midday to 1:00pm
  • Introduction to data visualisation, Tuesday 21 January, 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Introduction to Reproducible Analytical Pipelines, Wednesday 22 January, 10:00am to midday
  • Writing about statistics, Wednesday 22 January, 1.00pm to 3.00pm

You can attend all courses, or just the one that suits you.

There are limited places for these courses and they will be allocated fairly across government departments.

How to book:

If you are interested, please contact

Please note, this is an expression of interest only at this stage; it is not a guarantee of attendance. We are doing this as we want to avoid it being purely first come first served, and want to give all organisations a fair chance to send representatives.

We will confirm by Friday 13 December whether your application has been successful to ensure you have plenty of time to book travel and accommodation (if required).