Show it Right! An In-Depth Guide to Visualization

In this full day session, you will learn the ins and outs of data visualization.  The focus of this course is to help everyone from beginners to experts alike refine their visualization process.

Participants will not just learn the theories and concepts of visualization, but the actual process to successfully implement them.  Get hands on experience as we work through a complete cycle from the initial request to the successful delivery of the visualization.  No matter if you are working in Power BI, SSRS, or even Excel, learn principles that will help you tell your data story.

Intended Audience

  • Database professionals wanting to learn more about perfecting their report writing
  • Business intelligence professionals trying to get more impact from their work
  • Anyone with a need to visualize data or just a curiosity about it

Course Topics; The following topics will be addressed during the course:

  • Background and History
  • Schools of thought
  • Types of Data and Visuals
  • Data to Ink Ratios
  • Redefining requirement gathering
  • Storyboarding
  • Mockup Development
  • How we see the world
  • Choosing the right tool
  • Choosing the right chart\graph
  • Applying knowledge

Course Objectives; Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understands the Why`s and not just the How`s of visualization
  • Understand key visualization concepts
  • Have a better process for eliminating rework through better requirement gathering
  • Determine what the best tool for the job actually should be
  • Determine the best visual to use to convey the story you want to tell
  • Understand how to get maximum impact from color choice
  • Become an organizational go-to person for visualizations

Laptop Required: No

Speakers

Wednesday 27 February 2019