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Data Visualisation : Turning Theory into Practice



Personal effectiveness.


Exeter Entrepreneur.

About this course:

The aim of this course is to share and discuss the key principles of effective data visualisation and to inspire you to start to tell much better stories with your data.

You will explore the importance of storytelling through graph and table design.


PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO LENGTH OF COURSE: All courses (less 18th April and 2 May) will now run for 6 hours.

The course is being extended and therefore all new dates will now reflect this.

The two dates which have been advertised for some time will remain as originally advertised - 3 hours.

Learning outcomes:


As a result of attending this course, you will be able to:.

- Explain some key psychological ideas which help us to present data effectively.

- Utilise the fundamental principles of good data visualisation.

- Create tables of data which communicate your story effectively.

- Select the right type of graph for presenting your data.

- Create graphs which communicate your story effectively.

Who should attend this course:

This workshop is aimed at anyone whose role involves presenting data through any reporting platform.


Dan Isaac Business Intelligence Officer, PPBI (

What previous participants have said about the course:

"Superb course".

"Dan was very good at explaining complex information in an easy manner".

"Very well presented, clear, engaging presentation paced well".

"I learnt some great tips to make presentations clearer and how to present it simply and clearly".

"I learnt information on different uses of graphs and in what situation different graphs can be used".

Before the course:

No preparation is required before this course.

However, if you have a particular data visualisation example or challenge that you are happy to share with the group then please feel free to contact Dan Isaac ( prior to the event.


You will be provided with a handout, summarising the content of the course, at the end of the event.

Learning provider:

This course is administered by People Development, please contact for any queries.

This course occurs on the following dates
24/01/2018 Streatham: Northcote House, Senate/Council Chamber 10:00 16:00 Free 9
18/04/2018 Streatham: Old Library Room 130 13:30 16:30 Free Daniel Isaac 0
02/05/2018 Penryn: PL Seminar 6 10:00 13:00 Free Daniel Isaac 8

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