Infographics and Data Visualization Design Workshop

A workshop hosted by DIR. Seating is limited for this one-time event. Please review terms for participating.

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Mar 01 2016
8:30 AM
End Time:
Mar 01 2016
12:00 PM
Commons Learning Center, J.J. Pickle Reseach Campus, The University of Texas at Austin Phone: 512-475-4723 Email:

​​​​​​Infographics and Data Visualization Design Workshop

Tuesday, March 1st |  8:30 am – Noon
Austin, Texas

DIR thanks TASSCC and the SACC Training & Development Subcommittee for sponsoring this event.

​Progra​m Information

This workshop offers a combined presentation and demonstration of various data visualization design tools available. Data visualization design is the most effective way to communicate information and a compelling story to audiences. Research shows that visual information is more quickly and easily understood -- AND much more likely to be remembered by audiences. Best practices for designing data visualizations can be applied to presentations, brochures, posters, reports, infographics, resumes and more. Randy's presentation will cover:

  • The science behind visualizing data
  • Telling a story with your data
  • Best practices for designing good charts and data visualizations
  • Examples and success stories of communicating with data visualization
  • Pitfalls and tips for designing and publishing infographics
  • Finding new ways to visualize your data
  • Demonstration in PowerPoint of how to clean up and improve the default chart designs
  • Demonstration of various software and online tools - mostly free or low cost
Bring Your Laptop! (Optional)

Bring your laptop if you want to follow along with the instructor in exploring websites, examples, and tools – including use of PowerPoint. Wifi and power strips will be available.  Always follow your organization's policies regarding software use, including free apps.


Randy Krum is an infographics and data visualization designer, author of the book, "Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design" and instructor of Infographics and Data Visualization Design at Southern Methodist University's Continuing and Professional Education program (CAPE). Randy also runs the popular website,

Attendee Registration and Logistics

Invitees & Registration

This free workshop is open to personnel from Texas state government, inclusive of higher education.  Staff from other levels of government may register for the waitlist and can participate on a space available basis.

Because this is a one-time opportunity, DIR wants as many agencies as possible to benefit and needs a firm commitment from registrants. There is a cancellation fee for no shows and late cancellations.

To request a seat in the workshop, complete the online request form.
Once confirmed by DIR staff, you are assured slot AND are subject to the cancellation policy.

Note: Depending on the registration response, it may be necessary to limit the number of attendees from each organization so that the maximum number of entities can participate

Cost/Cancellation Fee
There is no charge to attend; however, a $50 cancellation fee will be applied to No Shows and Late Cancellations.

  • Cancellation deadline is 5:00 pm CT Thursday, February 25th (2 business days)
  • Cancellations must be submitted via the online form (so we both have a record)
  • Substitutions may be made at any time


Li'l Tex Auditorium, Commons Learning Center
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758
Southwest corner of Burnet Road and Braker Lane, within the main complex of the J.J. Pickle Research Campus.

DIR will email confirmed registrants a parking pass before the event.

Continuing Education

The event will provide 3.0 contact hours of general continuing education credit (3.0 CPEs for Texas IRMs).

Additional Information and Assistance

If you have questions, please e-mail Joy Hall Bryant.

Bills for cancellation fees will be issued by:
JFS Events
P.O. Box 12731, Austin, TX 78711
EIN 45-5124481

For special accommodation needs or other assistance, please notify DIR at least one week in advance to allow time for an appropriate solution.

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