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Graphics Training

TRUTHstudio offers 1-hour, 2-hour, half-day, and full-day workshops on how information design can be used effectively by individuals and teams to understand, analyze, and communicate complex topics. Learn how to…

  • Translate complex ideas into clear graphics.

  • Create and deliver effective visual presentations.

  • Distill your key points into a single “super-graphic.”

  • Select the right graphics type for your content.

  • Practice ten principles of good graphics (see below).

  • Discover graphics tricks in Excel & PowerPoint.

Ten Principles of Good Graphics

  1. Be clear in your purpose for visualization.

    Is my my purpose to experiment? Explore data? Explain results?

  2. Create a hierarchy of messages and information.

    What is the primary message? What is secondary? What is tertiary?

  3. Emphasize the information/data.

    Is the key data (or information) the boldest element on the page?

  4. Match data variables to visual variables.

    Is each data variable assigned a unique visual variable (color, size, etc.)?

  5. Prototype with humility. (Iterate, iterate, iterate.)

    Have I tried other ways to represent this? Have I solicited feedback?

  1. Create a consistent visual vocabulary within a project or series.

    Have I minimized variation of background context?

  2. Integrate visual information wherever possible.

    Is there redundancy that can be eliminated? Can different graphics be combined?

  3. Focus information design where it counts.

    Where should I invest design time for maximum understanding?

  4. Specify your needs, priorities, and audiences.

    Where do I want graphic design? Infographics? Information design?

  5. Learn from existing examples.

    How have others visualized similar issues?

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