Etopia Computer Training

Training Room Hire

Our Glasgow training room facilities are available for hire.

Infographics Training Course

Maximum Attendees 12 people, one day course, £1595 + VAT in total for the group. 

An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. The process of creating infographics is sometimes referred to as data visualisation. This one day course can be either held at Etopia's Glasgow Training Centre, or at client workplaces in central-scotland within in a suitable training room (with PCs for each attendee able to access the internet). 

Course Aims

This training is aimed at communications professionals dealing with public-facing data. No prior visualisation or graphics experience is required, however a basic working knowledge of spreadsheets is necessary as the class will be using data sets throughout the day. This course covers both the thought-process of creating infographics (and a practical process to follow) and plenty of opportunity for discussion and critical discussion over examples.


"Happy to be used as a reference as everyone talked highly of the course and esp the trainer Caroline J"  

Sarah McKeown, Planning Information Officer, Economy, Tourism and Town Centres, Fife Council


Attendees are guided through the use of popular free online tools and software - using clients own data, wherever possible or practical.  It is worth noting that the nature of the tools that are taught make them unsuitable for highly sensitive data.

Course Content
 
• Why
• how infographics work - why they are so popular
 
• Think first
• audience - who are you talking to
• your data - what are we working with
• your aims - what are you trying to achieve
 
Charting
• Chart basics
• do’s and don’ts
 
Sorting Your Data
• how to tackle a pile of data
• hierarchy / sorting
 
• Sketching
• creating your wireframe
 
• Design Basics
• layout tips
• colours and patterns
• fonts
• icons
 Tools covered: Tableau Public, Piktochart and RAW
 _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Technical requirements if course is held at client site:
Laptop (with web access) for each attendee (can be hired from Etopia to use client's Wi-Fi). 
Tableau Public installed on each laptop
Each attendee signed up to Tableau Public and Piktochart (both free)
Screen or projection facilities, flipchart, paper and pens available