The Big Book of Dashboards presents a comprehensive reference for those tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards.
Upcoming Workshop: One Day Only
Jeff Shaffer and Steve Wexler, authors of The Big Book of Dashboards, are presenting a one-day public workshop in Atlanta, GA.
June 14th, 2017
Georgia Institute of Technology
Global Learning Center
(8am-9am registration & breakfast)
Learn dashboard design from leading experts in the field of data visualization.
A well-designed dashboard can point out risks, opportunities, and more; but common challenges and misconceptions can make your dashboard useless at best, and misleading at worst. This workshop will discuss the tools, guidance, and models you need to produce great dashboards that inform, enlighten, and engage.
Steve Wexler and Jeff Shaffer bring years of hands-on experience helping people in hundreds of organizations build effective visualizations. They have endured many “best practices” battles and bring an uncommon empathy that will help workshop participants survive and thrive in the data visualization world.
Introduction and Fundamentals of Data Visualization
Data Representation and Visualization Types
Data Visualization Best Practices
The Use of Color in Data Visualization
Fundamentals of Dashboard Design
Engagement through Personalization
Advanced Dashboard Design
Thinking Critically about Data
Workshop attendees will receive a signed copy of The Big Book of Dashboards, breakfast, hot lunch, coffee, snacks and free parking. Laptops are not required for this workshop.
What People are Saying about the Instructors
"...very knowledgeable - definitely an expert in his field."
"Brilliant with communication and instructions.
Gave examples and described situations very well."
“… kept energy and interest levels high, exhibiting charisma, passion, and patience in his approach. He also went the extra mile to point me in the right direction in fleshing out a complex data visualization after the class had ended.”
“Amazing knowledge and he is well versed with the subject.”
“I had such a great experience and can’t recommend it enough!”
“I've attended around 15 training courses in my professional career and this was the best instructor I've had. His patient and polite manner really cultivated a positive atmosphere for absorbing knowledge.”
“He has a real desire to teach others what he knows,
and is incredibly generous with his time and knowledge.”
“It was an opportunity to learn at the foot of a master.”
Steve Wexler has worked with ADP, Gallup, Deloitte, Convergys, Consumer Reports, The Economist, ConEd, D&B, Marist, Tradeweb, Tiffany, McKinsey & Company, and many other organizations to help them understand and visualize their data. Steve is a Tableau Zen Master, Iron Viz Champion, and Tableau Training Partner.
His presentations and training classes combine an extraordinary level of product mastery with the real-world experience gained through developing thousands of visualizations for dozens of clients. In addition to his recognized expertise in data visualization and Tableau, Steve has decades of experience as a successful instructor in all areas of computer-based technology. Steve has taught thousands of people in both large and small organizations and is known for conducting his seminars with clarity, patience and humor.
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Jeffrey A. Shaffer is Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at Recovery Decision Science and Unifund. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati teaching Data Visualization where he was the 2016 Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year.
He is a regular speaker on the topic of data visualization, data mining, and Tableau training at conferences, symposiums, workshops, universities, and corporate training programs. He is a Tableau Zen Master, was the winner of the 2014 Tableau Quantified Self Visualization Contest which led him to compete in the 2014 Tableau Iron Viz Contest. His data visualization blog was on the shortlist award for the 2016 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards for Data Visualization websites.
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