Data visualisation is a cross disciplinary activity that requires us to operate at the intersection of a visual designer, coder, statistician, and storyteller. It is both a science and an art. Further, there a multiple contexts in which data visualisations are used in business like - Static visualization (say, adding a chart in a report)- Dashboard visualization (say, monitoring KPIs in a operational dashboard)- Narrative visualization (say, telling a compelling data-story in a presentation)- Interactive visualization (say, allowing user to visually explore a complex data-set)
So how does one realistically learn these multitude of skills of data visualisation needed to get good at it. In this interactive session, we would like to discuss the possible paths that beginners could adopt to learn the craft. We would also share the tools and resources that could help you eventually get good at creating data visualisation in your context.
Amit Kapoor is interested in learning and teaching the craft of telling visual stories with data. He uses storytelling and data visualization as tools for improving communication, persuasion and leadership. He conducts workshops and trainings for corporates, non-profits, colleges, and individuals at narrativeVIZ Consulting ( http://narrativeviz.com ) He also teaches storytelling with data as guest faculty in courses at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and National Institute of Design, Bangalore
His background is in strategy consulting in using data-driven stories to drive change across organizations and businesses. He has more than 12 years of management consulting experience, first with AT Kearney in India, then with Booz & Company in Europe and more recently for startups in Bangalore. He did his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Delhi and PGDM (MBA) from IIM, Ahmedabad. You can find more about him at
and tweet him at @amitkaps.