Together we’ll pass through the different phases of a data visualization project, from idea to handling data to finished graphic. We want to discuss which challenges one can face while transforming data into graphics and how to best deal with them. Hands-on exercises will demonstrate what makes a good visualization. With small data projects, participants will have the chance to try out visual storytelling and develop own representation methods. A most elaborate as possible concept on paper or as a short presentation counts as a good result; coding skills are not required.