workshops/teaching

Workshops/teaching

I love teaching the principles of data visualisation and information design across a wide range of audiences, from children to community groups, university students to professionals, and even while speaking onstage!

If you are looking for a workshop for your team or event, get in touch.

Professional workshops

I teach a variety of accessible, friendly data visualization workshops for a range of backgrounds, where data visualisation principles are taught all offscreen, using nothing more than office and art supplies.

I've taught these workshops at conferences and institutions including Guardian Masterclasses, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Visualized : London (all UK), Eyeo Festival (US), art+bits festival (PL), Visualizing Knowledge (FI), The Conference (SE), and Graphic Hunters (NL).

Examples of workshops include: 

  • Data visualisation basics for beginners
    half-day

This introductory workshop guides its attendees through the analysis of a dataset to the design and implementation of their own custom visualisation method, at the same time offering insights into the design principles that are integral to creating a successful visualisation.

  • Data Drawing Class:
    creating new languages for visualising data  

    1 day

An intermediate-level workshop that uses traditional methods and materials from the world of art and design as an inspirational starting point for creating custom data-driven visual systems.

  • Data Visualisation for Design Teams
    1 day

A workshop specially-created for design teams who want to better understand the data visualisation design process, workflow, and best practices in order to work with data within their own client projects, helping them move beyond the bar chart and expand how they work with and visualise data.

Data pros, be better designers. Designers, dive into data. Bring your data to life using innovative visualisation techniques in this one-day workshop unlike any other, and learn from world leaders that come from two sides of data visualisation: data science and design. 

University workshops and lecturing

I have given lectures about my work to students at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the University of Oxford, London College of Printing, London College of Fashion, Ravensbourne College, New York University (UK Campus), Sheffield Hallam University (all UK), and Kutztown University (US).

I have also given student workshops at ITP (New York University), Kutztown University (both US), Sheffield Hallam University, London College of Fashion (both UK), Hyperisland (SE), School of Ma (DE), and Kunstuniversität Linz (AT).

MOOC design and development

I have also created Graphic Design and Data Visualization MOOCS for Advocacy Assembly, a portal offering courses for journalists and human rights activists in English, Arabic, and Persian.