Human Factors in Data Visualization

In this course, you will discover the best ways to communicate data with visual tools, and how to leverage the strengths of the human visual system. You'll be provided with the skills to design and structure reports and dashboards.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 15, 2020
Duration
3h 16m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Understanding the Importance of Visual Display
Understanding Human Visual Limitations
Choosing a Visual Framework to Support Your Analysis
Using Visual Form to Emphasize Volume and Scale
Comparing One Measure with Another
Creating Contrast with Color
Using Text to Provide Focus and Context
Navigating from the General to the Particular
Using Animation and Story Telling to Increase Engagement
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 15, 2020
Duration
3h 16m
Description

In order to communicate insights and findings effectively with data you need to understand how the human visual system works. In this course, Human Factors in Data Visualization, you will learn how to choose and organize visual objects, to effectively communicate information with data. First, you will explore how to structure and aggregate data, to prepare it for human consumption. Next, you will learn how to select measures and category items to answer a question. Finally, you will discover how to design dashboards and reports by selecting an analytical method and the most effective visual framework to deliver information to your viewers. When you have completed this course, you will have the skills to design visual tools to deliver self service information.

About the author
About the author

Passionate about Business Intelligence and delivering knowledge and insight to support better decisions. An advocate of Self-Service Reporting, Analytics Data Visualisation. Andi has delivered face to face Business Intelligence training covering topics such as Report Design, Dimensional modeling, and Data Visualisation. Andi is a keen cyclist and amateur cook and lives with his wife in Southern Spain.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Andrew MCs Wiggin on Welcome to My Course Human Factors in Data Visualization. I am a business intelligence practitioner on specialized in the delivery of self service information. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the human visual system will open your eyes to better ways to communicate data with visual tools. I will show you how some visual attributes are better than others at communicating data on how to create effective visual designs. You will discover a range of analytical methods on how to match each method with a visual framework. As you visualize how to elevate data into something concise and insightful. Everything you see will provide a part of a bigger picture. Everything you learn along the way will help you to think about data from the viewer's perspective. Some of the key topics that I explore with visualization are the mechanics of the human visual system understanding data aggregation, deciding what data to present and how to present IT. Choosing the most effective visual display, exploring the data by navigating summaries and details with drill down on looking at how animation and storytelling add meaning. By the end of the course, you will know how to design visual reports and dashboards for human consumption Before beginning the course, you should have a working knowledge of at least one business intelligence tool on a rudimentary understanding of Data Analytics. I hope that you will join me on this journey to learn how to visualize data with the human factors in data visualization course at Pluralsight.