The Power of Infographics 3 workshop in Singapore


Our Power of Infographics two-day workshop in Singapore proved so popular in January and May that we are coming back for the third time on September 29 and 30. The event is hosted by our friends at Methodology in partnership with Gestalten, the German publishers and specialists in visual culture. 5W’s co-founder Juan Velasco (ex Graphics Art Director at The New York Times and ex-Art Director of National Geographic magazine) will offer a comprehensive review of information graphics and data visualization, both in print and online. The hands-on experience will involve gathering and preparing data, working with statistics in Excel, sketching, storyboarding… By the end of the workshop the attendants will have a completely sketched-out illustrated infographic with multiple components and a functioning online data visualization including interactive charts and maps. We’ll use the free Tableau Public for our interactive exercises.The theory and practice of information graphics will be covered in multiple lectures. We’ll discuss step-by-step examples of award-winning infographics and the latest trends. We’ll learn which charts are best to use for different types of data; what type of maps are useful to give insight into our data sets or to locate stories, and how they are created; the tools and processes for successful motion graphics… We will also experiment with hierarchy, color, typography, illustration, and narrative to create effective infographics that make an impact. If the previous workshops are any indication, seat will go fast! Reserve yours now by emailing


Data Visualization with D3.js online course


Here is an opportunity you do not want to miss: Alberto Cairo and Scott Murray are co-teaching an online course called Data Visualization and Infographics with D3.js. Alberto, professor of Information Graphics and Visualization at the University of Miami, will be teaching the conceptual part or the course, and Scott, author of Interactive Data Visualization for the Web, will introduce and explain the powerful JavaScript library D3.js.

D3.js is one of the best tools to know if you are serious about interactive data visualization online (The New York Times has done amazing things with it). It is a JavaScript library designed specifically to display and control data visualization on web browsers. The learning curve can be a bit steep if you are completely new to web programming, but it is certainly worth the effort.