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Human Factors in Data Visualization

by Andrew McSwiggan

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.

What you'll learn

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.

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Course Overview
Using Visual Form to Emphasize Volume and Scale

About the author

Passionate about Business Intelligence and delivering knowledge and insight to support better decisions. An advocate of Self-Service Reporting and Analytics and a Data Visualisation evangelist. Andi has delivered face to face Business Intelligence training to many industries, covering topics such as Report Design, Semantic Layer, Dimensional modeling and Data Visualisation. Andi has led many Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence development projects and is well versed in taking complex an... more

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