By angie

Two-Day Workshop in Singapore

Back by popular demand, infographics expert Juan Valesco will be holding another workshop in Singapore this fall. His hands-on exploration of The Power of Infographics was so successful in January and May that we are very pleased to announce a third opportunity to experience it in September.

This two-day workshop will explain the role of infographics in visual storytelling and how to create your own. Attendees will do practical exercises to create interactive data visualization and web maps with Tableau Public. They will learn how to gather and prepare data, as well as how to draw up charts, sketches, and storyboards using numerical information. They will also experiment with hierarchy, color, typography, illustration, and narrative to create effective infographics that make an impact.

The class will offer an overview of essential tools and strategies for creating engaging and animated interactive graphics for mobile devices and the web. Multiple award-winning projects from National Geographic Magazine will also be explained.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
– Understand the importance of infographics and data visualization in visual storytelling.
– Exercise good judgment in sources of information, data types, and visual formats.
– Conceptualize, sketch, and design effective infographics with multiple elements, including charts, maps, and illustration.
– Edit text for graphics to present a clear message.
– Storyboard interactive graphics and learn the fundamentals of producing animated and interactive graphics.
– Learn about the professional tools for creating infographics on print and online and explore the resources available to expand your knowledge.

This workshop is a two-day practical guide for working designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, educators, and professionals who are interested in developing the skills to create print and interactive information graphics. It will include theory as well as practical exercises.

Required: Laptop computer. Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Excel are recommended but not required.

Mon, 09/28/2015 – 09:00 – Tue, 09/29/2015 – 18:00

Location of event:

National Library Building, Singapore

Read more here:: Juan Velasco – The Power of Infographics 3