Visualising Data Training Course

This course will teach you how to effectively communicate quantitative business data through high quality Visualisations.

Visualising Data

This course will teach you how to effectively communicate quantitative business data through high quality Visualisations.

You will learn how to select the appropriate medium (graphs, tables and text) and how to visually design each component to express your message clearly and compellingly, using colour and layout properly.

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Dates: Please select

Goals

• To deliver compelling Business Analytics  data graphically
• To choose the right medium for a visualisation
• To transform raw data into compelling information and Infographics
• To understand and evaluate presented information critically and encourage meaningful exploration of information
• Design and layout dashboards that enable business critical decisions

Audience

The target audience for this course is Information Professionals, Information Workers and Information Consumers who need to communicate through visual means such as Dashboards and Infographics.

Prerequisites

No specific technology or software will be used during the training, but a basic knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint is assumed

Locations

  • London
  • Warwick
  • Glasgow
  • Onsite at Your Office
  • Virtual

Content

Data Visualisations
• Planning and the Design Process
• Why Visualisations work
• Types of Visualisation
• Five rules for successful Visualisations
Selecting the right charts
• Defining the purpose of individual charts
• Types of chart and the benefits of each
• Productive ink ratio and honesty coefficient
• Appropriate use of supporting items such as axis and measures

Layout and Colour
• Learning from the experts of Web Design
• Positioning and placement to gain attention
• Colour mistakes
• Tools for selecting colours
• ‘Flat Design‘

Better Tables and Scorecards
• Perfecting tables
• Basic layout column and row order, grouping of columns and rows
•  Use of supporting ink to assist navigation and highlight action items.
• Use of mini-graphic elements such as sparklines, icons and trend indicators.
• Displaying KPIs (key performance indicators)
• Grouping and ranking
• Highlighting anomalies

Dashboards
• Layout of elements
• Choice of component
• Effective use of screen real estate
• Highlighting exceptions
• Interaction Components


Contact
Contact

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