Course

Visual Business Intelligence Workshop with Stephen Few

Learn how to effectively analyze, present and communicate your information.

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Learn how to effectively analyze, present and communicate your information.

We are overwhelmed by information, not just because there's a lot of it, but also because we can find it both challenging to know how to handle it as well as know what to do with it. Computers present opportunities to help us speed up the process of data handling, but they can neither tell us what the information means nor explain how to communicate this to our decision makers. The competence to do so is not intuitive, it must be learned.

Take the opportunity to learn from Stephen Few, a leading expert and author in the field of visualisation. Read more about Stephen Few at Perceptualedge.com.

Stephen's insights, knowledge and materials on effective analysis and presentation are based on his research and have lead to several books, two of which are the basis for this workshop:

  • 'Show Me the Numbers' - Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten
  • ‘Now You See It’ -  Visual Data Analysis

Course information 

Early bird discount: SEK 14,900 (VAT excluded). Book before 3rd of June 2016.
Group discount: Four for the price of three. Cannot be combined with other discounts.
Other: Two books, used as a basis for the course, are included in the price. On October 6, we will be hosting a gathering for participants between 5 and 7 pm.
Language: The course will be held in English.
More info on the course: Detailed information on all three days can be found at perceptualedge.com/courses.php

Contact Thomas Nord at Knowit if you have any questions.

Want to learn more? We are also holding a two-day course called Signal with Stephen Few.

Talare

Ledande författare och expert på visualisering

Agenda

Day 1 & 2: 'Show Me the Numbers' - Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten.
Practical run-through and exercises (including group exercises) on how to effectively communicate quantitative data with tables and graphs for maximal business benefit. The course is based on Stephen Few's own clear design precepts, communicated through examples of what works, what doesn’t, and explanations of why. You will learn how to make the right choice (table vs. graph and what type) and how to visually design each component to convey its message clearly and accurately using certain design rules.

Detailed information can be found at www.perceptualedge.com/images/Show_Me_Full_Outline.pdf.

Day 3: 'Now You See it' - Visual Data Analysis.
Ninety percent of all business data analysis can be done using simple graphing techniques to discern meaningful patterns in data. The remaining 10%, which requires sophisticated statistical and financial analysis skills, are well addressed by available resources, but where are the resources that teach the skills needed by the rest of us? Even though these skills are easy to learn and apply with proper guidance, very few people involved in analyzing business data know them. This course provides a solution. 

This course is intended for all those whose work requires them to make sense of quantitative business data. This audience is much broader than financial analysts, or even analysts by any name. This course provides practical skills that are useful to managers at all levels and to anyone interested in keeping a keen eye on the business. Anyone who uses Excel or any of the many other business productivity tools used for data access, analysis, and reporting, will learn how to use them productively, perhaps for the first time. 

Detailed information can be found at  http://www.perceptualedge.com/images/Discovery_Outline.pdf

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