2011 Sunday Training Session

Sunday Training Session
Sunday All-Day Training Session 8:30am – 5:00pm Fee: $500 (includes breakfast & lunch) (Participants should arrive in Seattle by Saturday evening.)

Dashboard Design for At-a-Glance Monitoring

Course description:

Dashboards have become a popular means to present critical information at a glance, but few do so effectively. When designed well, dashboards engage the power of visual perception to communicate a dense collection of information efficiently, with exceptional clarity. This can only be achieved, however, by applying visual design skills that address the unique challenges of dashboards. These skills are not intuitive; they must be learned.

Stephen Few, a leader in the field of data visualization and author of Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Display of Data (2006), will expose the common problems in dashboard design and introduce effective design practices through examples that explain what works, what doesn’t, and why.



Stephen Few is on a mission to help organizations squeeze real value from the mounds of data that surround and threaten to bury them. Through his consultancy Perceptual Edge, Stephen teaches simple, clear, and practical data visualization techniques for analyzing and presenting quantitative information. He speaks and teaches internationally, writes the quarterly Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter, and is the author of three best-selling books on data visualization: Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data, and Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis. You can learn more about his work at  http://www.perceptualedge.com/