Advanced Visualization and Dashboard Design

Take your visualization and dashboard skills to the next level.

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For 20+ students,
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Course Overview

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

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

Isaac Reyes Lead Data Storytelling Trainer

A former university lecturer in statistics at the Australian National University, Isaac is also a TEDx speaker and a regular keynote at big data conferences. Isaac holds a Master’s Degree in Statistics from the Australian National University and a Bachelors Degree in Actuarial Science from Macquarie University.

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.


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