Show me the numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

Venue: Residenza di Ripetta

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: May 06, 2009 End Date/Time: May 06, 2009
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The ability to design effective visual displays of data is not intuitive; it requires a set of visual design skills that must be learned. Based on his recent book, Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, Stephen Few introduces the Best Practices in data presentation in this workshop. No information is more important to a Business than quantitative information—the numbers that measure performance, identify opportunities, and forecast the future. Most quantitative information is presented as tables and graphs. Unfortunately, most tables and graphs used in Business today are poorly designed—often to the point of misinformation. Why? Because almost no one who produces them, including specialists such as financial analysts and other report developers, have been trained in effective table and graph design. You can become an exception to this norm. This course provides practical instruction in table and graph design developed specifically for the needs of Business. It will alleviate countless hours of confusion and frustration. Following Stephen Few’s clear precepts, communicated through examples of what works, what doesn’t and why, you will learn to design tables and graphs that present data clearly and drive your message home.

The delegates will also receive a copy of the book “Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten” by Stephen Few.

He has more than 20 years of experience as an innovator, consultant, and educator in Information Technology (IT). Most of this time he has specialized in the fields of Data Warehousing (a.k.a. Business Intelligence and Decision Support) and Information Design. Today, as principal of the consultancy Perceptual Edge, Mr. Few focuses on the design and use of Business information for effective analysis and communication. Today, from his office at Perceptual Edge in Berkeley, California, Mr. Few provides consulting and training services, writes frequent articles for magazines such as DM Review, Intelligent Enterprise and Business Intelligence Journal, speaks at conferences such as those organized by The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) and DCI, teaches in the MBA program at the Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley. Mr. Few, a leader in the field of data visualization, author of the books “Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten” and “Information Dashboard Design”.


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