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Data Visualization and Information Design: Create a Visual Model

A course by Federica Fragapane
Information Designer. Turin, Italy.
Joined January 2021
, Information Designer

Bring clarity to complexity by creating an engaging data visualization piece that communicates information with ease

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  • 99% positive reviews (641)
  • 24787 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Bring clarity to complexity by creating an engaging data visualization piece that communicates information with ease



  • 99% positive reviews (641)
  • 24787 students
  • 17 lessons (2h 21m)
  • 37 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever


When elegant design meets data visualization, reading and understanding complex information becomes a pleasant experience. Information designer Federica Fragapane is renowned for her ability to transform tables and numbers into an opportunity to tell a captivating story.

In this course, uncover the possibilities of data visualization and discover how to efficiently relay information with style. Learn how to find reliable sources, select the right information, and create a data visualization piece that is both informative and visually striking.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. About Data Visualization
  • U3
    U3. Setting the Project in Motion
  • U4
    U4. Visualizing the Data
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Federica Fragapane, information designer and your teacher for this course. She shares her professional background and how she came to work with companies and organizations like Google, the United Nations, BBC, and Scientific American. Hear about her influences and her sources of inspiration.

Dive into the broad field of data visualization and learn about its role and potential. Using her projects as visual aids, Federica contextualizes the delicate relationship between information design and its audience. Learn about the importance of collaboration when encountering information about unfamiliar topics.

Begin the first step of the design process: selecting sources and data. Learn how to find official and reliable sources and how to choose data that tells the stories you want to convey. Create a dataset using Google Sheets and explore the essential shift from an information table to a visual representation.

Federica shares her process for finding visual inspiration to design an engaging piece that seamlessly communicates multiple layers of information. Get a walkthrough on design software like RAWGraphs and Adobe Illustrator and create key elements like legends and visual guides, which facilitate an effortless reading experience. Wrap up the course by hearing Federica’s tips on refining and finalizing your work down to the last detail.

What is this course's project?

Create an information design piece that coveys multiple layers of information.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to create intriguing but easy-to-read data visualization pieces.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is required.

To take this course, you need access to a computer with internet connection and design software like Adobe Illustrator.


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Federica Fragapane

A course by Federica Fragapane

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Federica Fragapane is an award-winning information designer based in Italy with a decade of experience. Her work bridges the gap between emotion, empathy and information. Federica is the creative force behind Google’s data visualization project The Shape of Dreams.

She has collaborated with organizations like the United Nations, BBC Science Focus, Wired, and Scientific American. Federica co-authored Planet Earth for NatGeoKIDS and Geopoltical Atlas of Water. In 2018, Federica was invited to speak at OpenVis Conf in Paris, TEDxVerona and EU DataViz at the Publications Office of the EU in 2019 as well as a virtual lecture at Design Lab, Harvard University in 2021. She also works with La Lettura, the cultural segment of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Influences
    • About Me
  • U2

    About Data Visualization

    • Collaboration
    • The Relationship with the Readers
    • The Broad Field of Data Visualization: Readers and Usage Context
    • Designing Visual Alphabets
  • U3

    Setting the Project in Motion

    • From Google Sheets to the Paper
    • The Data
    • Finding the Data: The Sources
  • U4

    Visualizing the Data

    • Visual Inspiration
    • Designing the Skeleton with RAWGraphs
    • Editing with Adobe Illustrator 1
    • Adobe Illustrator 2
    • Adobe Illustrator 3
    • Always Keeping in Mind the Readers: Legends and Feedback 1
    • Always Keeping in Mind the Readers: Legends and Feedback 2
    • Finishing the Job
  • FP

    Final project

    • Data Visualization and Information Design: Create a Visual Model

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Data Visualization and Information Design: Create a Visual Model. Design course by Federica Fragapane Best seller

Data Visualization and Information Design: Create a Visual Model

A course by Federica Fragapane
Information Designer. Turin, Italy.
Joined January 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (641)
  • 24787 students