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Infographics offer a great opportunity to present results, ideas and information in a more visually engaging way.

The range of possible outcomes is huge, ranging from simple comparisons through maps and charts to diagrams, networks, processes and explanations.

In this intensive one-day workshop, Lulu Pinney, former infographic designer for BBC News Online, will explain what underpins a successful infographic and how to optimise them for different media such as mobile platforms and social networks.

Course description

This course, held at MSN UK in London, is suitable for anyone with an interest in creating or commissioning infographics for use in journalism, reports or other communications.

Aimed at complete beginners as well as those who already have some experience of infographics, it will cover the fundamental principles of visual design as well as how basic design can be used to your advantage.

As with all courses, the training will have an emphasis on practical, hands-on learning.

Tea, coffee and danish pastries plus a sandwich buffet lunch are included.

What will the course cover?

  • What is an infographic (and what isn't)

  • How to define your message

  • How to identify good material to work with

  • What are the basic visual design principles

  • How to commission an infographic

  • How to avoid common pitfalls

What will you learn? - How, why and when to use an infographic

  • When it would be better to call an illustrator

  • Storytelling techniques that lend themselves to visualisation

  • How to optimise infographics for different media

  • How to use basic design to your advantage

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Getting there

This course will be held at MSN UK, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL.

About Lulu Pinney

Lulu is an "freelance infographista," designing infographics and delivering training for companies including the BBC World Service, EMAP and RBI.

With an education based in the sciences, Lulu honed her graphic design skills at multi-disciplinary design firm Pentagram before joining Haymarket Business Media as head of infographics.

She later designed infographics at BBC News Online.

Lulu is keen to encourage the use of infographics beyond journalism and writes about them on her blog Telling Information. Find her on Twitter @lulupinney.