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Data visualisation workshop success!

Image of the attendees of the workshop

Stats NZ hosted a series of 2-day Data Visualization workshops – in conjunction with the recent Open Data Meetups – in Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington and Dunedin.

The workshops were an opportunity for the more than 180 participants to accelerate their skills by exploring new methods of presenting data in a compelling way.

Award-winning data journalist Harkanwal Singh, supported by Keith Ng, demonstrated how to present data in new and compelling ways, including:

  • What makes a great visualisation
  • How to communicate the 'story' in a way that stimulates
  • New techniques for presenting data
  • Practical methods for using different visual forms and colours
  • How to use different tools and programming.

What people said

"Excellent big picture view down to the practical"

"Provides a good overview of the different facets of visualising data with lots of links to resources for in-depth research"

"I learnt a lot even though I've been a data analyst for years. Was great value!”

“It was very useful for people who deal with quantitative data as this is not normally covered in data processing”.


Harkanwal and Keith have provided some useful resources and training material for data visualization


Where attendees source their data

We thought you might be interested in where workshop participants source their data from …

Graph showing soures of data

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