Analog Data Visualization for Storytelling

A course by Stefanie Posavec , Designer, Artist, and Author

Designer, Artist, and Author. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2021

Explore the narrative potential of data and learn to create engaging imagery that tells a story using analog materials

  • 96% positive reviews (46)
  • 1693 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore the narrative potential of data and learn to create engaging imagery that tells a story using analog materials

“People are often surprised by the narrative potential of data visualization– its ability to speak without the need for words.”

Designer, artist, and author Stefanie Posavec specializes in turning data into engaging imagery that tells a story. She was Facebook’s first Data Artist in Residence and has collaborated with clients including V&A and National Maritime Museum.

In this online course, she teaches you how to visualize data for professional and personal settings. Discover new and creative ways to capture information using analog processes and materials. You don’t need words to tell your story. You just need the right data.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 34 downloads

  • 96% positive reviews (46)
  • 1693 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 36m)
  • 34 additional resources (17 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

What is this course's project?

Create an engaging data visualization that tells a personal story using basic drawing materials.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in learning how to showcase data in an engaging way through imagery.

Requirements and materials

No previous experience is required.

In terms of materials, you will need your preferred drawing tools and access to a device with Microsoft Excel or a similar program installed if you wish to organize your data digitally.


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1693 Students
46 Reviews
96% Positive ratings

Stefanie Posavec

A course by Stefanie Posavec

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Designer, Artist, and Author

Stefanie Posavec is a designer, artist, and author who specializes in data visualization. She studied graphic design at Colorado State University before going on to complete a master's in communication design at Central Saint Martin’s, University of the Arts London. There, for her final project Writing Without Words, she explored ways of visualizing writing styles in literature, which inspired her to pursue a career in book design. After her project went viral, she left her job in publishing to focus on freelance work in the data visualization field.

With over 10 years of experience, Stefanie has worked with clients like the V&A, Wellcome Collection, and National Maritime Museum. She was also Facebook’s first Data Artist in Residence and has received awards for her book project Dear Data. Postcards and sketchbooks from the project are also held in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    The Basics of Data Visualization

    • What Is Data Visualization?
    • Design Principles
    • Materials and Tools
  • U3

    Collecting and Analysing Your Personal Data

    • The Story behind the Data
    • Collecting the Data
    • Tidying and Categorizing the Data
    • Analysing the Data and Preparing It for Drawing
  • U4

    Visualizing and Drawing Your Data

    • Finding Visual Inspiration
    • Planning the Drawing’s Underlying Architecture
    • Designing Your Custom Visualization Method
    • Creating the Final Drawing
  • U5

    Bonus Lessons

    • Going One Step Further
    • Reaching Out to a Wider Community
  • FP

    Final project

    • Analog Data Visualization for Storytelling

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Analog Data Visualization for Storytelling. Design course by Stefanie Posavec

Analog Data Visualization for Storytelling

A course by Stefanie Posavec
Designer, Artist, and Author. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2021
  • 96% positive reviews (46)
  • 1693 students