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Data Visualisation for Designers Course

Data visualisation is an objective visual presentation of figures, findings, or facts, while information design is more subjective and provides an audience with instruction or information in a visually compelling way. Because the line between the two storytelling approaches is somewhat blurry, this course aims to provide you with the tools to do both. Considering that the world as we know it today pivots around vast amounts of data and information, why not learn to create beautifully designed, data-driven infographics?

Framed from a strong design angle, this course will equip you with the skills necessary to interpret and transform objective data into visually engaging infographics. Additionally, you will also learn to design infographics with a more subjective nature or purpose, such as instruction.

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Advance your career with new skills and a Certificate that’ll boost your CV

If you’re an aspiring information designer, UI designer, or someone with a flair for visually presenting conceptual data and information, this online course is for you. Advance your career and upskill yourself over 12 weeks with all the knowledge and practical skills you’ll need. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects licenses are included.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn to interpret objective data such as facts and figures like a pro.
  • Master the principles and elements of visual design for infographics.
  • Create beautiful, conceptual data visualisation content for reports and posters using Adobe Illustrator and other software tools.
  • Breathe life into data and information by animating infographics in Adobe After Effects.
  • Design visually engaging informative content such as knowledge-sharing and instructional infographics using Adobe Illustrator and other relevant software.

This course is perfect for:

  • Aspiring information designers.
  • User interface (UI) designers with an affinity for user experience (UX) design.
  • Individuals with a flair for design, who want to add conceptual data visualisation and information design to their existing skill set.


Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects.

Illustrator, Photoshop, And Aftereffects System Requirements: 

Studying this course will give you the highly applicable tools your career needs to master brand management

Our lecturers nurture our students, resulting in them winning awards for their creative work

This course is ideal for people wanting to combine commercial logic with creative magic

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

  • An industry-sought-after Certificate of Completion from Red & Yellow
  • Original, relevant, and constantly updated content
  • An interactive online learning experience that includes videos, live chat sessions, forum discussions, and more

Our courses are both current and relevant to the South African context.

Applicable, practical assignments:

  •       So that you can apply what you’re learning to your everyday work life, and your specific business challenges.

Discussion Forums and Chat sessions:

  •       Helping you develop your professional network.
  •       Hosted by your coach, lecturer, or subject specialist.
  •       Ideal opportunities to discuss the content and get answers to all your questions.

Personalized feedback:

  •       Tailored to your individual strengths, and opportunities for personal improvement.

A dedicated team:

  • Acting as your “virtual” support crew whose only focus is to help get you over the finish line.

Course curriculum:

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Carmen Schaefer
Head of Academics

  • 20 years in education
  • Academic Team leader at Red & Yellow
  • Authors the annual employability report

A’isha Dollie

  • Makes art education fun
  • Practices lifelong learning and balance.
  • Dedicated to teaching and creating.
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Reporting on data and making sure that the information gets to the right users, in the right way is important. Not everyone is adept at understanding a detailed financial breakdown, and analytics reports often intimidate people, which is why it is important to present information in a way that’s accessible to everyone.

Data visualisation involves placing data in a visual context to help users understand it. It can demonstrate patterns and trends that might be easily missed in a purely text-based data report. It can also refer to something as simple as an infographic, or as complex as a multi-point interactive programme that lets users decide what to compare.

In the age of Big Data, data visualisation is crucial in making sense of the information generated every day. Good visualisation ‘tells a story’ by removing the ‘noise’ and ‘highlighting the useful information’ (Tableau n.d.). Effective data visualisation is a delicate balancing act between form and function. The better you can convey your point visually, the better you can leverage that information.

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