[Workshop] "Visualizing Information" – A Daylong Workshop With Karl Gude & Dave Gray

If you’re in, near, or can get to New York City or Chicago in the first days of May I highly suggest you check out the upcoming day long workshops that we’re putting on through VizThink.

There’ll be no drab, droning PowerPoint lecture in this session – Dave and Karl are both dynamic & interactive presenters – not only are you going to learn a lot, you’ll have a fun time doing it.

I’ve had the pleasure of being in a few of Dave’s sessions over the past couple of years and hung out with Karl quite a bit at VizThink San Francisco back in January. Both are great presenters (their VizThink sessions were the highest rated across the entire conference) and all around fun guys.

If you need to give your boss some info to let him/her know more (without letting them know it’ll actually be fun too) then point them to the VizThink blog post (incl. below) – your secret is safe with me:

Visualizing Information: A one-day workshop with Karl Gude and Dave Gray

Participants will learn how visual thinking can be used to explore complex information and present it more effectively. This workshop combines high-level design principles with practical applications-–rules of thumb and “tricks of the trade”–that professional information designers use to quickly create clear representations from complex or potentially confusing information.

Participants will learn through a series of hands-on exercises, designed to develop their analytical, design and visual thinking abilities. Workshop facilitators Karl Gude and Dave Gray have, collectively, more than 50 years of practical, hands-on experience, creating visual explanations for national news media and multinational corporations.

Topics covered include:
– Introduction to visual language and visual literacy
– Strategies of information design
– Primary methods for organizing both qualitative and quantitative information
– Professional tips and tricks

Your presentations don’t have to be dull and ridden with bullet points. After this workshop you will understand how to explore, organize and visually display information of all kinds, from complex data sets to visual instruction manuals.

For registration and pricing information go here. The New York workshop is May 2nd, Chicago’s May 7th.

Hope you can make it out!

– Ryan

Upcoming VizThink Conferences (Europe ’08 & North America ’09) Announced.


Tom Crawford (CEO, VizThink) posted a quick “Save the Date” on the VizThink blog announcing the next two VizThink conferences.

As I’ve written about previously, the first conference – held earlier this year in San Francisco – was a huge success and a great experience – if you missed it be sure to set aside the following dates:

VizThink Europe ‘08
Berlin, Germany
October 12 – 14, 2008
Registration Opens Next Week!

VizThink North America ‘09
San Jose, California
February 22 – 25, 2009
Registration Opens in August!

Keep an eye on the VizThink site & blog for further announcements as registration opens up.

Can’t wait!

– Ryan

PS: don’t forget about the upcoming workshops with Dave Gray & Karl Gude in NYC & Chicago in early May