Data Visualization Best Practices

Sep 2023
19 September, 2023
09:00 to 17:00
1 day
Brussels element61 office
675 €

"Nowadays, anyone can get a hold of data, put it in a business intelligence (BI) tool and create a graph"

Technological advances and ever-growing amounts of data resulted in Data Visualization becoming increasingly essential for businesses. If used well, they allow you to communicate on complex data in a clear and efficient manner. Too often, we see that poor choices in Data Visualization lead to hard-to-read graphs and incorrect conclusions.

While BI tools give you (almost) all the necessary features to build great reports, they often lack the ability to understand (i) the story within your data, and (ii) the message you want to convey to your audience. It is up to the data analyst to extract these meaningful stories to drive data-driven decision-making.

At element61, we offer a course that teaches you just that. It includes everything you need to know about data visualization best practices, such as:

  • How to choose the right type of visualization for your data and audience
  • How you can enhance your visuals by applying design principles and best practices
  • How the principles of visual perception can help you understand how your data-consumer's brain works

Course Objective

By the end of the course, you will have the skills needed to create meaningful and visually appealing graphs that can create an impact for your organization. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take your data visualization skills to the next level.


Anyone who works with data & data visualization. The course is technology independent, so no matter what your preferred flavor of reporting tools is this course will fit you.


  • Intro
  • Visual perception
  • Gestalt principles
  • Data-to-ink ratio
  • Users & Requirements
  • Dashboards
  • Tables
  • Graph Types (and when to use them)
  • Visual vocabulary
  • How (not) to lie
  • Colors
  • Layout
  • Let’s practice


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