Design and Data Visualisation

Data Visualisation for Knowledge Translation. 1 Day Short Course

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The course is now available online.

Cost: $600 per person.

For group access, please email Gemma Tarpey-Brown

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Data Visualisation for knowledge translation course

What is the course about?

This course is designed to teach individuals ways to translate and present their work into creative and compelling visualisations.

The course will explore:

    • the importance of data visualisation in knowledge translation
    • understanding your audience and how best to communicate to them
    • principles of data visualisation
    • 6-step process behind conceptualising and designing a data visualisation or infographic
    • incorporating data storytelling into your designs
    • designing a research summary infographic
    • designing charts in Excel including: small multiples bar chart, slope chart, icon array, heat map and sparklines.
    • exploring different chart types and their functions
    • how to use visual attributes to make your designs more elegant, easy to understand and interpret
    • practical activities and a wide range of online references for further information.

Who should attend?

The introductory course is aimed at people who are new to design work, or who have an interest in how to think more visually and create a bigger impact when disseminating their work.


The course was developed and is delivered by Alana Pirrone, Design and Communications Coordinator for The Child and Community Wellbeing Program, The University of Melbourne. She specialises in data visualisation for knowledge translation. Alana has done work for the World Health Organisation, National Heart Foundation, NSW Health and  various departments and programs within Melbourne University. Some examples of her work can be found online at Alana draws on training she has received from industry leaders, Edwards Tufte, David McCandless, Andy Kirk and Stephanie Evergreen.

Contact Name
Alana Pirrone