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Online RTC on Data Visualization Using Infographics*

May 16 - May 19

The online regular training course on Data Visualization Using Infographics* will be held on May 16-19, 2023. CLICK HERE for complete details on how to enroll in this course including prerequisites (if any), training rates/fees, and alternate schedules. Users with existing OTRS accounts need not register again. See you!

*Microsoft Excel for Data Management is a prerequisite to this course


Through this course, participants will learn the art and science of Data Storytelling, and weaving insightful narratives from statistics. Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. With visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data. In the world of big data, data visualization tools and technologies are essential to analyze massive amounts of information and make data-driven decisions. The development of effective methods in visualizing statistical information that is both significant and interesting to the public, is due to the fact that visual information is processed faster than textual. This program discusses the principles of Data Visualization, from choosing the right chart and the role of human perception and helpful pointers for identifying and preventing cluttered visuals. It also differentiates Data Visualization from Infographics, and provides guidelines in creating infographics that sends the message as quickly and meaningfully as possible.

Purpose: To provide participants with the knowledge and skills on the use of visual graphics to present statistics quickly, clearly, and effectively.

Benefits to the Participants: Enables participants to plan and design an infographic. They will also be introduced on the best practices to data visualization and importance of good visual story telling.

Target Participants: Personnel involved in the preparation of briefs, reports, posters, or web articles. Knowledge on basic statistics and proficiency in computer operations for offline and online settings are the required backgrounds for participants. Microsoft Excel® for Data Management (SW 1) is the recommended course prerequisite.

Course Coverage

  1. Review of Basic Statistics
    1. Definitions and Concepts
    2. Numerical Summary Measures
    3. Exploratory vs Explanatory Analysis
    4. Methods of Data Presentation
  2. Data Visualization
    1. History of Data Visualization
    2. Data Visualization versus Data Presentation
    3. Why is Data Visualization Important?
    4. Choosing the Right Chart Type
    5. Principles of Visual Perception
    6. Pre-attentive Attributes of Visualization
    7. Practicing Good Ethics in Data Visualization
  3. Data Storytelling
    1. What is a Data Story?
    2. The Art and Science of Storytelling
    3. Planning the Data Story
    4. Elements of the Data Story
    5. Parts of the Data Story
    6. Framing and Formatting of the Data Story
    7. False Narratives and Data Storytelling
  4. Infographics
    1. What is an Infographic?
    2. Why are Infographics Useful?
    3. Types of Infographics
    4. Infographic Design Elements
    5. Steps in Designing an Infographic
    6. Best Practices in Designing an Infographic

Duration: 4 Days – 8:30am to 4:00pm

Possible Resource Persons:

  • Jerome P. Lucas, National Wages and Productivity Commission
  • John Lorenzo A. Yambot, UP Los Baños Institute of Statistics
  • Primitivo Warren B. Garcera


Overall, the training is well planned. Its topics covered every subject needed for the course, the host together with the training team are active and works well together in providing assistance to the participants.

The resource person/s are well prepared and clearly has mastery over their topics. Considering that online/virtual trainings are hard to execute, since audience participation and impact is hard to anticipate, they were able to keep the participants active, awake and lively during the whole training proper.

Mr. Jessie Albert C. Catapang, Local Treasury Examiner II, Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance
Participant in the online conduct of Data Visualization Using Infographics, May 16-19, 2022

The Data Visualization Using Infographics training conducted was a learning-focused where expectations in gaining new skills in clarity and simplicity was delivered. The topics where discussed at right level of complexity which resulted to active participation of attendees.

The resource persons had a very good communication skills. They were experts on their field and had contributed knowledge and information throughout the course. They engaged with trainees to actively join in the discussions. Kudos to our resource persons in the training.

The topics on Basic Statistics, Data Visualization, Data Storytelling and Infographics were all essential on data analysis in creating a precise data presentation. My key takeaway is the importance of conveying the Information in a good data visualization so that the audience can understand at a single glance.

Ms. Judith G. Maclang, Data Manager, Commission on Population and Development
Participant in the online conduct of Data Visualization Using Infographics, May 16-19, 2022



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