Data Visualisation: Simplifying Your Message

Data is crucial when making decisions or sharing ideas as it can help to indicate where change is needed, support proposals and demonstrate the scope of project success. Though the UK Government is constantly trying to improve accountability and data transparency within the Public Sector and Civil Service, the reality is that data, despite its importance, can be daunting, dull and confusing. 

There is a vast amount of data available across UK public bodies and much to gain from analysing and legally sharing this data between organisations, however simply stating facts and figures can be ineffective and result in the loss of impact on your audience. Overwhelming numbers can also be daunting for a majority of people, meaning that the message can be misunderstood, overlooked, or even simply ignored.

To help bring your data to life and effectively communicate with your audience, this course will introduce delegates to visualisation tools used to create effective and interesting visual presentations, enabling them to demonstrate their data in easy to digest formats that will capture the public’s attention.

The Data Visualisation: Simplifying your Message training course in an essential feature in our Information, Digital and Data series. It offers delegates crucial insights into how to effectively communicate their data in a way that is both interesting and memorable.

At Civil Service College, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our courses to each delegate, ensuring that courses are applicable to attendee’s role and organisations so that each delegate can get the most from the training. Our courses and trainers are constantly updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.  

Key features of the course include:           

  • Why visualisation
  • Perceptions of effective visualisation and info graphic designs
  • Essential knowledge and design techniques approach
  • Knowing your data
  • Colour theory and best practices
  • The power of interactivity and animation
  • Dealing with compromises: resource limitations, time constraints, formal restrictions, etc.
  • Different tools available for data visualisation

Designed for:

This course is suitable for anyone who needs to present data in an interesting and simple format for all kinds of audiences.

Learning outcomes:

Delegates will be able to present complicated information in clear and easy-to-understand visual way that is still accessible to non-technical people.




10:00 - 17:00


£550 + VAT


St James’s Park, London


10 April 2017 Book

4 October 2017 Book

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