DiY Data Design

Beyond Better Charts - A workshop on 21st century report design.

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The goal of this workshop:

The goal for the workshop is to teach all the little things you need to know to improve your 21st century reporting skills.

This will include:

  • Introductions to new design software and tools.
  • Instruction on practical creative processes and methods.
  • Opportunities to practice new skills and present your work.
  • Direct support as you work to improve your skills.

How the workshop is structured:

We will meet live on Zoom for an hour, 4 times each month. Each session will focus on a different subtopic from one of the four themes. You can expect 30-45 minutes of content with the rest of the time reserved for questions/conversation. Every session will be recorded and available to watch later.

Key Themes

  • Creative Reporting
  • Content Strategy
  • UX/UI Design
  • Digital Evaluation

What's Included

  • All live workshop sessions (4/month)
  • All recorded workshop sessions (videos posted 1-2 days following each session)
  • Access to our private workshop Circle community
  • A self-paced quick tip lesson library (currently in development)
  • A collection of self-paced modules from the original DiY Data Design workshop


Your Instructor


Chris Lysy
Chris Lysy

Hello, my name is Chris Lysy. I have two decades of data design experience working with small and large organizations, federal/state government, for-profit, non-profit, and NGOs. I also have experience building, growing, and facilitating virtual learning programs and CoPs.

When I say data design, I mean that sometimes I am designing, sometimes I am doing data work, and sometimes I am doing things in the overlapping region between the two professions. I also cartoon and create a lot of stuff.


Course Curriculum


  Online Community
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  Creative Reporting Sessions - Recorded
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the community start and finish?
This community launched in September 2021. It will remain open! We will meet 4 times each month, each session will take on a new subtopic.
How long do I have access to the course?
For as long as you are a subscriber? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you keep your subscription current - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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