Effective Data Communication in Excel by Jonathan Schwabish
23 September 2019 in Amsterdam
I’ve spent a pleasant and insightful day at the Data/Designed workshop. Stefanie Posavec and Jonathan Schwabish shared resources, best practices and their personal knowledge and view on the DataViz field.As a participant, you can expect an exceptionally well-organised training. Goof will make sure you know what to expect, he will make you comfortable interacting with industry leaders and follow-up with you with the workshop materials. If you are looking for an extremely well-organised inspiring workshop in data visualization, make sure to attend a training by Graphic Hunters!
Great training! Good balance between lecture and practical exercises, broad range of subjects concerning datavisualisation and nice atmosphere during the training. Thank you Juan and Goof!
I very much enjoyed Federica Fragapane’s workshop Finding Elegance: Designing with Data. By encouraging you to work with your hands – from 3D modelling in clay to drawing on paper – Federica challenges you to develop fresh perspectives on the data as well as your practice, independent of your level of experience. Last but not least, Graphic Hunters takes great care of its participants. It is one of the best workshop experiences I’ve had.
Wat een ontzettend leuke training is Data-viz Drawing gegeven door Stefanie Posavec. Laat alle hokjes en richtlijnen los die je vanuit je huidige functie meeneemt en geef je over aan de vrije creatieve manier van data tekenen. Na deze training ben je geïnspireerd, en heb je nieuwe handvatten en methoden om je data te visualiseren.
The Data Visualisation workshop I followed at Graphic Hunters totally blew me away. Stefanie Posavec is very knowledgeable about the subject, and manages to get advanced subject across in a personable and well-paced way. Challenging, fulfilling and very inspiring.
I can highly recommend Graphic Hunters workshops. They are very well organized and it is clear how dedicated Goof is to making sure everyone has the best possible learning experience. I attended “Beautiful Insights: datavis for scientists” by Moritz Stefaner. Moritz is highly experienced and a fantastic teacher, who took time for theory, practice, lots of examples, useful hands-on exercises, and even feedback on our own work. I learned a lot and had a great day overall!
I attended the workshop “Beautiful Insights: Dataviz for scientists” with Moritz Stefaner, which was a special opportunity to meet people from diverse scientific backgrounds, working on data visualization. Moritz is a great teacher, motivated and patient – guiding us through the basics of data visualization and showing us how to analyze existing work. We did not only learn from a well-known expert, but also from the experience and interaction with the whole group! The location in Utrecht was beautiful, and the organization of the workshop impeccable. I can only recommend the workshops organized by Graphic Hunters, which I hope to attend a next time!
The training I followed with Graphic Hunters was 2 days of “Finding elegance: designing with data” with Federica Fragapane. We were able to think out of the box and out of our comfort zone with a very inspiring clay workshop. I liked a lot to be out of my normal day to day routine, and work on new data that I am not usually dealing with. Meeting new people coming from different culture and professional background was very inspiring. The training was very well organised in a beautiful place in Utrecht. I will do my best to come back as soon as possible.
The Data-viz drawing with Stefanie Posavec is the best workshop I have ever attended. It is an amazing hands-on workshop that makes you perceive data visualization in a new way – as a creative challenge. Stefanie leads you though the steps of the ‘analog’ data-drawing process in a safe learning environment, where you immediately get in the flow of experimenting, making mistakes, learning from them and improving.
Valentina is a superb expert on the subject of data visualisation and storytelling. The course is information dense and gives a good introduction to all skills and tools needed. Even for people who already work in this field (like me) there is enough to learn in this course.
It was my second training organised by Graphic Hunters. Everything is top notch! The location, the email support before training, snacks, timing! Andy Kirk is a great trainer — very professional, relaxed, amazing story-teller. During the training we worked in teams, doing small related tasks and gradually building up for the bigger assignment. Overall it was a very insightful, fun and inspiring experience!
As a Business Intelligence analyst, I am very satisfied to have attended the Graphical Literacy course.
Not only it provided me with a very clear, linear and systematic overview on the concepts and techniques I apply every day in my job for treating and representing data, but it was a great inspiration and stimulus to my creativity.
I am much more critical towards my visual choices and I found a better focus on the final user rather than on what pleases me as an analyst. Spending more time to think through a visual can add great value to your stories.
I also discovered how great an ally is paper for releasing our creative potential and arrive quite efficiently to a first draft of our representation.
I recommend this course to anyone passionate about visualization (both for work or studies) who would like to challenge his/ her current knowledge of data visualization.
Infographic Storytelling with Valentina d’Efilippo was a good introductory training for me to get an overview of the tools and ways that can be used to formulate a story of the data graphically. The activities with paper, pencil and colored pens were fun. It was interesting to see that with the same task to do, people can have different versions/ways of presenting the story. Thank you Goof for organizing this type of training plus the great location in Utrecht.
It is always very nice to be trained by top professionals, and Stefanie is for sure one of them! In her Data-viz drawing workshop Stefanie very clearly explains the visualization process based on her own work. With the hands-on exercises she provides the participants with a toolbox and insights so they can take their own data visualizations to the next level. Highly recommended!