Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization by Alberto Cairo.
MOOC: Time: November 16 – December 13, 2015
From the webpage:
This is Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is offered by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC) at the University of Hong Kong and the Knight Center at the University of Texas at Austin. This MOOC is hosted on JournalismCourses.org, the Knight Center’s distance-learning platform. It is designed primarily for journalists and the public in Asia, but is open to people from other parts of the world as well. The Knight Center’s MOOCs are free. Other online courses, with a limited number of students, have a small fee.
This course is an introduction to the basics of the visual representation of data. In this class you will learn how to design successful charts and maps, and how to arrange them to compose cohesive storytelling pieces. We will also discuss ethical issues when designing graphics, and how the principles of Graphic Design and of Interaction Design apply to the visualization of information.
The course will have a theoretical component, as we will cover the main rules of the discipline, and also a practical one: to design basic infographics and mock ups for interactive visualizations.
One hopes that given a primarily Asian audience, that successful infographics from Asian markets will be prominent in the study materials.
Thinking that discussion among the students may identify why some infographics succeed while other fail in that context. Reasoning that all cultures have preferences or dispositions that aren’t readily apparent to outsiders.