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Advanced Visualization and Dashboard Design

Take your visualization and dashboard skills to the next level.

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    Private Training

    For 20+ students,
    we offer private/custom
    training solutions

    Course Overview

    Well told data stories are change drivers within the modern organization.
    Influence decision makers by designing data stories that are engaging and clearly communicate insights and actions.

    Advanced Visualization and Dashboard Design is aimed at the professional who already possesses fundamental data visualization and data storytelling skills. A natural continuation point from Data Storytelling for Business, this course provides participants with the skills needed to produce stunning, understandable business dashboards and graphs. Taught using a variety of visualization tools, the course covers the keys to designing for interactivity and drill down effects. The course also covers less commonly used but valuable visualization methods, including methods for visualizing networks and flows. Dashboard design is covered in detail, with participants creating a dashboard ‘makeover’ during the class practical workshop.

    Who is this course suitable for?

    This course is suitable for any professional who wants to analyze and extract value from business data using sophisticated data visualization and interactive dashboards that convey insights with clarity.



    Required Laptop Specs

    Windows 7/8/10 or MacOS El Capitan/Sierra.
    At least 4GB RAM.
    Minimum 2GB free disk space.

    Software Requirements

    Microsoft Excel 2013 or later.
    Tableau Public or Power BI

    Course outline

    Day 1
    I. Introductions
    9:00am - 9:15am
    II. Grammar of Graphics
    9:15am - 9:30am
    III. Visualizing Comparisons
    9:15am - 9:30am

    Expand your visual vocabulary beyond bar charts

    Compare more than one metric simultaneously

    IV. Q&A/Break
    10:15am - 10:30am
    V. Visualizing Comparisons (cont’d)
    10:30am - 11:00am

    Expand your visual vocabulary beyond bar charts

    Compare more than one metric simultaneously

    VI. Visualizing Parts
    11:00am - 11:20am)


    VII. Visualizing Trends
    11:20am - 12:00nn

    Calendar heatmap

    Optional: seasonality plot

    VIII. Lunch
    12:00nn - 1:00pm
    IX. Workshop
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    X. Group Work Submission Deadline
    4:00pm - 4:15pm
    XI. Group Presentations, Feedback and Wrap
    4:15pm - 5:00pm
    Day 2
    I. Intro: What is a Dashboard?
    9:00am - 9:30am

    Examples of Good vs. Bad Dashboards

    Keys to Effective Dashboards: UX & Interactivity, Metrics, Visuals & Design

    II. User Experience and Interactivity
    9:30am - 10:15pm

    Overview of Interactivity: tooltips, sorting, filtering, highlights, zoom, force

    Hands-On: building interactivity in Tableau and Power BI

    Tooltips and Visual Tooltips

    III. Q&A / Break
    10:15am - 10:30am
    IV. User Experience and Interactivity (cont’d)
    10:30am - 11:00am




    Overriding default filtering and highlight actions

    V. Visuals and Design
    11:00am - 11:45am

    Layout and positioning

    Focusing attention in dashboards

    The Bullet Graph

    VI. Metric
    11:45am - 12:00pm

    What is a good metric?

    VII. Lunch
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    VIII. Workshop
    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    IX. Group Work Submission Deadline
    4:00pm - 4:15pm
    X. Group Presentations, Feedback and Wrap Up
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    Learn from one of our Lead Trainers

    Martin Ng Lead Data Storytelling Trainer

    With more than a decade of teaching and training experience, Martin has trained both corporates and students in the field of business IT, data analytics and data storytelling. He specializes in offering practical steps to guide data projects by applying the Design Thinking methodology to data analytics.

    Jay Manahan Lead Data Storytelling Trainer

    A data storytelling expert, Jay is concurrently a trainer at DataSeer and Head of Operations at Magpie.IM, an online payments startup. Jay holds an MBA and B.S. in Mathematics from Ateneo de Manila University. He was a winner of the 2017 Grab Data Visualization challenge.

    JP Domingo Lead Data Storytelling Trainer

    JP has varied experience in different industries, building an analytics career with strong roots in customer service, manufacturing, retail, digital marketing, and market research. His longest and most recent engagement was with ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ biggest media network, where he led digital analytics to drive key businesses including the company’s video streaming services for both local and international markets and other owned digital properties.

    Kenon Vinson Lead Data Storytelling Trainer

    A distinguished chemist, Kenon worked in the analytical laboratories of multinational corporations such as Dole and Coca-Cola. He won the 2019 Data Visualization challenge held by Data Science Philippines before committing fully to a career in Data. His aptitude for the arts and sciences, as well as his experience in technical data collection, analysis, and communication, have been key to his success as a data storyteller.


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