Infographics: Information Design
This is a hands-on 2 day workshop with participants.
Preparation and prerequisites
To be added.
|1. Basics of statistics||Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data|
|2. Introduction to Data Journalism||Data Journalism Handbook|
|3. Finding Data to support stories||
National and international data repositories
|4. Exploring Data dissemination tools|
|5. Telling stories with visualization|
|Audience||Journalist (Print and TV); Statisticians; Students who are winners of the infographic competition; Graphic designers (Private sector) – as resource persons along with professors/educators|
Workshops at NISR in Rwanda:
The concept of conveying information via infographics and/or data visualization is gaining tremendous ground in the statistical community. In Rwanda, since 2012, Infographic Competitions are being organized by the NISR – country’s NSO - to engage student community in visualizing the statistical information produced by NISR. In order to institutionalize the practice of using infographic in statistical publications at NISR itself, a team was brought together with mixed skills sets, to contribute regularly in the statistical data dissemination process by incorporating data visualization and infographics in statistical publications by NISR. NISR has organized training on data visualization and infographics by bringing together NISR’s data visualization team, journalists from the Rwandan media and winners of previous Infographic Competitions. Judges of the Infographic Competitions were invited as resource persons to facilitate the training.
 Statistical literacy is a necessary precondition for an educated citizenship in a technological democracy