CGI is pleased to once again host one of the world’s foremost thought leaders in Data Visualization.
||Stephen Few has retired from teaching these courses, but has authorized Nick Desbarats to teach them in his place. At Stratos – “The Roof of Oslo,” Nick will take you through a three day workshop based on Stephen Few’s bestselling books.”|
Nick Desbarats (The first and only educator to be authorized by Stephen Few )
For over 20 years, Nick Desbarats has been designing information displays that enable senior decision-makers to make better, more data-driven decisions based on potentially large amounts of data, and to do so in less time and with less effort. He has extensive knowledge of data visualization, dashboard design, cognition and cognitive biases, perception, memory and learning, software design and development, and product management.
As an independent data visualization educator and consultant, Nick has taught data visualization and information dashboard design to over 1,000 professionals in ten countries at organizations such as NASA, Bloomberg, The Central Bank of Tanzania, Northwestern Mutual, The United Nations, Marathon Oil and Teradata, among others. In 2014, Nick became the first and only educator to be authorized by Stephen Few to deliver his foundational data visualization and dashboard design workshops, and he’s a contributor to Steve’s widely read Perceptual Edge blog.
Even very experienced business, financial and data analysts often create graphs that are hard to read, that don’t clearly communicate the graph creator’s point, insight or story, or that unintentionally leave audiences with an incorrect understanding of the underlying data. While the fundamental principles and best practices necessary to avoid these problems aren’t complex, they’re not intuitive either and need to be learned.
Designed by Stephen Few, updated by Nick Desbarats, and based on the foundational book of the same name, Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten equips participants with the best practices and fundamental principles that enable them to easily create tables and graphs that:
Anyone who creates tables and graphs as a regular part of their work, including business and financial analysts, business intelligence and data analysts, executives, project managers, software developers, user experience designers, as well as human resources, marketing, sales, operations and finance professionals. Other professionals, such as researchers, journalists, health care professionals and educators will also benefit. No prior technical or data visualization knowledge is required. Experienced analysts will also benefit from the workshop since having deep data analysis expertise does not necessarily mean that an analyst has mastered the skills necessary to communicate data effectively to others.
The workshop consists of engaging, interactive presentation segments that feature real-world and fictional graph examples, interleaved with eight group exercises and discussions. Best practices are demonstrated, not just stated, so that audiences understand not just what the best practices are, but also why they yield visualizations that are clearer and easier for audiences to understand. No computers or software are used. The workshop is two days in length with morning, lunch and afternoon breaks. At the end of the workshop, each participant receives a copy of Stephen Few’s book, Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, on which the workshop is based.
|While many people assume that data analysis requires advanced statistical knowledge, the reality is that 90% of day-to-day analytical needs that arise in organizations can be met using simple, visual techniques.||
Anyone who is –or would like to be– responsible for making sense of data, finding useful insights and meaning within it, and quickly answering the most common types of analytical questions that arise within organizations. While business, financial and data analysts obviously fall within this group, workshop participants often include people from all parts of the organization, including finance, marketing, sales, human resources and operations. Other professionals, such as researchers, journalists, health care providers and educators will also benefit.
No special knowledge or skills are required in order to attend this workshop, although participants should have experience creating simple charts using popular data visualization software products.
The workshop consists of engaging, interactive presentation segments that feature realistic scenarios, as well as a group exercise wherein participants apply recently learned skills by identifying how different views of the same data can answer different analytical questions. No computers or software are used. The workshop lasts one full day, with morning, lunch and afternoon breaks. At the end of the workshop, each participant receives a copy of Stephen Few’s book, Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis, on which the workshop is based.
Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks before the commencement of the seminar and will be subject to a 10% administration fee. Unfortunately, cancellations received within two weeks of the seminar date will be liable for the full seminar fee. Substitutions can be made at any time.
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NOK 14.800,- (Early bird before 31.12.2018)