Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA

In-Person Training
Designing data visualizations

Rune Madsen (NYU)
Sunday, March 19 & Monday, March 20, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Yorkshire
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)

Participants should plan to attend both days of this 2-day training course. Platinum and Training passes do not include access to tutorials on Monday.

Rune Madsen explains how to design compelling visual stories from data.

What you'll learn, and how you can apply it

  • Learn how to design compelling visual stories from data

This training is for you because...

  • You're a designer trained in traditional design tools such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator and want to learn how to craft modern data visualizations from datasets.


  • A basic understanding of visual design and digital design tools

Using lectures on information design, examples of how data visualization is used online and in print, and hands-on exercises that put these ideas into practice, Rune Madsen explains how to design compelling visual stories from data.

Topics include:

  • The history of information design
  • Why and when to use different chart types and maps
  • How to find, download, and prepare datasets for use in data visualizations
  • How not to lie with data
  • How to create charts with Tableau Public
  • How to create interactive maps with CartoDB

About your instructor

Photo of Rune Madsen

Rune Madsen is a Danish designer, programmer, and artist living in New York City. He designs and builds web applications, interactive installations, algorithmic graphic design systems, and many other things involving artistic uses of computation. Rune believes in simplicity, organized complexity, and that the pragmatic and poetic are inseparable.

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Conference registration

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