Transform Spreadsheets into Stories with Better Data Visualization
Your annual membership to Depict Data Studio's training program includes courses about classic data visualization principles and practical software how-tos and advanced techniques like applying data visualization principles to reports, slideshows, infographics, and dashboards.
I’ve spent the past 10 years teaching myself all of these tricks. I took seminars. I checked out books from the library. I sat through hundreds of (really bad) conference presentations. I learned the hard way so you don't have to. This training is a shortcut. I'll teach you what it took me a decade to learn on my own.
Your Annual Membership Includes:
- 239+ recorded lessons delivered through 20+ hours of video
- Instant access to all the recorded lessons
- 40+ spreadsheets, templates, & handouts to download and follow along
- Live Office Hours sessions each month
- Live Power Hour productivity sprints each month
- Optional 1:1 consultations
- Software-agnostic data visualization principles
- Before/after makeovers inspired by research, evaluation, and analytics teams like yours
- Examples from a variety of industries (public health, government, education, grantmaking, international development, hospitals, universities, and more)
- Practical how-tos in Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, & R
- Team of 18+ instructors
Courses Included with Annual Membership:
With your membership to our training program, you can access Great Graphs: Design Principles, Great Graphs: Excel How-To's, Report Redesign, Bonus Content from Guest Experts, and Office Hours.
Your applies-to-every-software-program guide for producing visualizations that are easy to understand without being dumbed down.
"This time last year I was struggling to decide (i) whether to spend money on a course to help me improve my data visualization skills and (ii) which one. Ann's Great Graphs course exceeded my expectations and helped me improve my Excel skills as well. The yearlong course is well paced. The extra material in the monthly webinars was a super how-to to put the tools into practical use and provided the opportunity to ask questions. Having access to the webinars allowed me to go back and catch a few nifty Excel tricks that I hadn't noticed during the webinar, saving me tonnes of time and frustration. Ann is fast and efficient! The course is well worth the time and money. Be prepared with your ideas and set aside time to follow along. You will be amazed at how much you can learn as the year flies by. Thank you Ann!"
- Judi Ekkert, Environmental Health Officer, Interior Health
Blended Learning is the Best Learning
New! I used to reserve Office Hours webinars for students who purchased higher tiers of the course. Now, I'm making those live sessions available to everyone at every tier.
Join me and your fellow tribe members for monthly Office Hours sessions. You'll get conversational, stress-free advice about your project every month for the duration of your membership. I schedule the sessions at various days and times to accommodate everyone's schedules. Sessions are recorded, so if you can't make the live session, you can watch it later.
New! This year, I'm also offering monthly Power Hour productivity sessions for everyone at every tier. Webcams on, inboxes off. We'll each work on our own data projects during these focused productivity sprints. And, of course, you can ask me questions about your project during these sessions.
I want you to succeed. Blended learning takes your learning to the next level.
"I would often see charts, graphs, and other data visuals in journal articles, and think to myself, ‘Wow, this is horrible; I have no idea what I am supposed to learn from this!” But I had no idea how to make it better or offer constructive suggestions.
After just the first few weeks of Great Graphs, I learned about how to select the best type of graph and how to make it visually appealing to the intended audience.
My own publications and posters have also benefited—no more hard-to-read charts filled with clutter!
The videos were easy to follow along and the detailed blog posts with Excel hacks saved me a ton of time.
Thank you Ann and I cannot wait to take your next course!"
- John R. Heberger, Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Your data deserves to be out in the world--actionable, talked about, used--not gathering dust in spreadsheets. Let me transform your technical information for non-technical audiences. I've consulted to clients like the United Nations, State Department, and Centers for Disease Control, plus dozens more foundations, nonprofits, film companies, banks, hospitals, and universities worldwide. Each year, I lead dozens of in-person workshops for thousands of people. My online courses bring those skills to you, too.