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Data Visualisation for Knowledge Translation March 2022 - ONLINE

Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March (9.30am-1pm). $600 per person. Online via Zoom

Sold by: Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences
Phone Number: 13 MELB (136352)
Instructions: For product specific queries, contact the above email address


This course is designed to teach individuals ways to translate and present their work into creative and compelling visualisations.

Date: Tuesday 1st & Wednesday 2nd March 2022 (2x half days)

Time: 9.30 -1pm (Tues) and 9.30-1pm (Wed)

Location: Online via Zoom. You will be sent a zoom link 2 weeks before the course date.

Cost: $600

The course will explore:

  • the importance of data visualisation in knowledge translation
  • understanding your audience and how best to communicate to them
  • principles of data visualisation
  • 6-step process behind conceptualising and designing a data visualisation or infographic
  • incorporating data storytelling into your designs
  • designing a research summary infographic
  • designing charts in Excel including: small multiples bar chart, slope chart, icon array, heat map and sparklines.
  • exploring different chart types and their functions
  • how to use preattentive attributes to draw focus to your designs
  • practical activities and a wide range of online references for further information.


The introductory course is aimed at people who are new to design work or have an interest in how to think more visually and create a bigger impact when disseminating their work.


The course was developed and is delivered by Alana Pirrone, Design and Communications Coordinator for the Evidence & Child Health Unit, The University of Melbourne. She specialises in data visualisation for knowledge translation.

Alana has done work for the World Health Organisation, National Heart Foundation, First Person Consulting and various departments and programs within Melbourne University. Some examples of her work can be found online

Alana is a member of the Data Visualisation Society and Evergreen Data Academy and draws on training she has received from industry leaders, Edward Tufte, David McCandless, Andy Kirk and Stephanie Evergreen.