Data storytelling for working professionals

A half-day workshop on the basics and importance of data storytelling

Ministry of Trade and Industry's Futures, Strategy and Plans Division
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Ministry of Trade and Industry's Futures, Strategy and Plans Division

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Data visualisation


Data visualisation
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How do we communicate our data findings to our stakeholders in an accessible, easy to understand manner? A four-hour workshop into the basics of data visualisation design, communication, and storytelling.

A workshop participant presenting his group's solution and design.

About the project

The Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Futures, Strategy and Plans Division frequently utilises data in their daily work. They wanted to understand how they could make better use of data repositories accessible to them, but also communicate their findings better internally and to the public.

The challenge

The Futures, Strategy and Plans Division team came from a variety of job functions and backgrounds, with differing experiences and comfort level with data. Our challenge was to provide an understanding and insight into data storytelling practices that was applicable across the board, while still allowing them room to add value to their processes and work.

Workshop participants discussing in groups

Our creative solution

Our data storytelling workshop was designed for four hours, with a mixture of taught principles and guidelines, alongside hands-on activities for practice. In groups of four or five, they had the chance to redesign a piece of public service data-driven communication and put what they learnt into practice.

Our partners

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is responsible for Singapore’s formulation and implementation of policies concerning the development of trade and industry. Their mission is to promote economic growth and create good jobs, to enable Singaporeans to improve their lives.

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