DiY Data Design

A workshop on modern information design.

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It's not about the charts.

We will have workshop sessions on chart design and data visualization. But if you want to be a true innovator in the data world, you have to understand so much more. So that's my goal, to teach you the much more part.

A workshop of workshops.

Where other workshops go deep, this workshop goes wide. Every session is designed to be like it's own self-contained mini workshop. We'll talk about all sorts of topics like creative reporting, digital evaluation, content strategy, and UX/UI design.

You should join if...

  • collecting, analyzing, or reporting data is part of your day to day job;
  • you want learn relevant 21st century digital world skills;
  • you are looking for introductions to new design software and tools;
  • you would like opportunities to practice new skills and present your work;
  • you desire direct support as you work to improve your skillset;
  • you would like practical instruction on creative processes and methods;
  • you would like to learn alongside and network with a community of peers.

How the workshop is structured.

We meet live on Zoom for an hour, 4 times each month. Each session focuses on a different topic. 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.

Some of the many topics I plan to cover through the life of this workshop.

  • Creative Reporting
  • Content Strategy
  • UX/UI Design
  • Digital Evaluation
  • Infographics
  • Social Media Illustration
  • Video Reports
  • Slide Docs
  • Multimedia Reports
  • Vector Design Software
  • Audience Avatars
  • Marketing Funnels
  • Splash Model Dissemination
  • External Analytics
  • Email Newsletters
  • One Filter Dashboards
  • Report Automation
  • Interactive Visualization
  • Automated Explanations
  • Tableau Design
  • Google Analytics
  • Social Media Insights
  • Funnel Analytics
  • Keyword Analytics
  • Backlink Evaluation
  • User Experience Evaluation
  • [And MORE]

What you get.

  • 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 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


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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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