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Discover the data.europa academy: Ninth course, ‘Including data in your communication’

Learn how to communicate findings and research through data visualisations

The ninth course of the restructured data.europa academy called ‘Including data in your communication’ delves into the communication of findings, research and complex topics in an enticing way. Learn how to create data visualisations and meaningful, interactive maps that take your audience on a journey.

The first lesson ‘Beyond the pdf’ covers three webinars to learn how to create a design process to develop a publication that incorporates data visualisations and data-driven storytelling. Data visualisations can be a vital channel to effectively interpret and analyse complex concepts, which will be explained in the video of the second lesson ‘Communicating complex economic topics’. You will learn how you can find the data you need, when and where to use it, how to name and group it, and interpret and present your results in the third lesson ‘European Union elections’. The fourth lesson ‘Information is beautiful’ explains how to illuminate the rules and best practices of visualisations, storytelling and the role of ‘creative play’.

Zooming in on mapping visualisations, it is important to understand the data mapping process and when we should and shouldn’t use these visualisations. This will be explained in the fifth lesson ‘Meaningful Maps: How to make maps about Corona right’. The sixth lesson ‘Visual analytics from the European Investment Fund’ further explains how an interactive map can be used for information such as investment or finance data. Furthermore, an interactive map can be used to visualize information such as social, economic, or environmental data which will be showed in the lesson ‘Visualising development data at the World Bank’.

In the lesson ‘Using data art for science communication’, you will learn how a live presentation can be turned into data visualisations. Printed reports can also be transformed into interactive and fun digital tools, which will be explained in the lesson ‘Transforming printed publications to interactive digital tools’. The last lesson ‘Data in Publications’ covers an extensive guide with tips, examples, resources and a toolbox to help you with all data-related aspects of a publication.

Are you looking to improve the data visualisations in your communications? Join the ninth data.europa academy course ‘Including data in your communication’ and learn how to go beyond a printed document to interactive tools.

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