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Learning the Craft of Data Visualisation.

  • Feb 18, 2016 · 5:00 PM

Topic:

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.


Speaker Profile

 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 

http://amitkaps.com

 and tweet him at @amitkaps.

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  • Amit K.

    Here is the link to the slide deck used (it is an updated version of the one used) - http://www.slideshare.net/amitkaps/learning-the-craft-of-data-visualisation

    March 4

  • Naveena N

    This was my first meet up. The authors blog inspired me to attend this. Great Content and hope to attend his workshops to learn more on data visualization and story telling. Event was organised very well and a special thanks to the host Raghu Kashyap Orbitz and team

    February 19

  • Yaniv M.

    Hi all. My name is Yaniv, I'm an Israeli based in London, visiting Bangalore. I'm a technical Marketeer that also Co founded Stipso.com (interactive infographics). Looking forward to meet some like minded people, so I'm happy I came across this meet up. I'm also looking for designers and writers for a couple of eCommerce brands so happy to get an references. See y'all soon. Yaniv

    February 18

  • Amit K.

    ... And here is the link to the Simplified Grammar of Graphics which I briefly touched upon. http://www.slideshare.net/amitkaps/simplified-grammar-of-graphics

    February 18

  • Amit K.

    Here is the link to the slideshare on Tools and Resources that I briefly shared during the session. http://www.slideshare.net/amitkaps/tools-resources-for-data-visualisation

    February 18

  • Amit K.

    Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the event. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or even ideas on learning the craft of data visualisation.

    3 · February 18

  • Tanmay

    It was really about getting to basics and understanding why and what of data viz. Truly loved it and Orbitz were awesome host! Thanks guys.

    3 · February 18

  • vikas

    The venue location for the event is Orbitz India, #9/1 , Esquire Center , MG road. Bangalore goo.gl/OVXBkG is the google map link. Landmark : Adjacent to Trinity Metro Station , Behind Axis Bank and Chai Point

    Contact me on[masked] in case you need any assistance.

    February 18

    • Naveena N

      Print ticket is it mandate? or is there any way this is verified in the venue

      February 18

    • vikas

      Don't worry about ticket , just come :)

      February 18

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    Place to meet. Snacks and coffee(Maybe beer one of the days)

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