Information Dashboard Design

Displaying Data for At-a-glance Monitoring

Author: Stephen Few

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938377006

Category: Computers

Page: 246

View: 6246

Dashboards have become a popular means to present critical information for rapid monitoring, but few do this 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. The author teaches a comprehensive set of effective design practices through examples that reveal what works, what doesn't, and why.

Information Dashboard Design

Author: Stephen Few

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9781600330193

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 3498

Dashboards have become popular in recent years as uniquely powerful tools for communicating important information at a glance. Although dashboards are potentially powerful, this potential is rarely realized. The greatest display technology in the world won't solve this if you fail to use effective visual design. And if a dashboard fails to tell you precisely what you need to know in an instant, you'll never use it, even if it's filled with cute gauges, meters, and traffic lights. Don't let your investment in dashboard technology go to waste. This book will teach you the visual design skills you need to create dashboards that communicate clearly, rapidly, and compellingly. "Information Dashboard Design will explain how to: Avoid the thirteen mistakes common to dashboard design Provide viewers with the information they need quickly and clearly Apply what we now know about visual perception to the visual presentation of information Minimize distractions, cliches, and unnecessary embellishments that create confusion Organize business information to support meaning and usability Create an aesthetically pleasing viewing experience Maintain consistency of design to provide accurate interpretation Optimize the power of dashboard technology by pairing it with visual effectiveness Stephen Few has over 20 years of experience as an IT innovator, consultant, and educator. As Principal of the consultancy Perceptual Edge, Stephen focuses on data visualization for analyzing and communicating quantitative business information. He provides consulting and training services, speaks frequently at conferences, and teaches in the MBA program at the University ofCalifornia in Berkeley. He is also the author of "Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten. Visit his website at www.perceptualedge.com.

The Big Book of Dashboards

Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios

Author: Steve Wexler,Jeffrey Shaffer,Andy Cotgreave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119282713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 8454

"In The Dashboard Book, the authors will lay out a variety of examples of successful dashboards so that the reader can find a scenario that closely matches what he or she is tasked with visualizing"--

Performance Dashboards

Measuring, Monitoring, and Managing Your Business

Author: Wayne W. Eckerson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470918425

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3768

Tips, techniques, and trends on harnessing dashboard technology to optimize business performance In Performance Dashboards, Second Edition, author Wayne Eckerson explains what dashboards are, where they can be used, and why they are important to measuring and managing performance. As Director of Research for The Data Warehousing Institute, a worldwide association of business intelligence professionals, Eckerson interviewed dozens of organizations that have built various types of performance dashboards in different industries and lines of business. Their practical insights explore how you can effectively turbo-charge performance–management initiatives with dashboard technology. Includes all-new case studies, industry research, news chapters on "Architecting Performance Dashboards" and "Launching and Managing the Project" and updated information on designing KPIs, designing dashboard displays, integrating dashboards, and types of dashboards. Provides a solid foundation for understanding performance dashboards, business intelligence, and performance management Addresses the next generation of performance dashboards, such as Mashboards and Visual Discovery tools, and including new techniques for designing dashboards and developing key performance indicators Offers guidance on how to incorporate predictive analytics, what-if modeling, collaboration, and advanced visualization techniques This updated book, which is 75% rewritten, provides a foundation for understanding performance dashboards, business intelligence, and performance management to optimize performance and accelerate results.

Enterprise Dashboards

Design and Best Practices for IT

Author: Shadan Malik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471741930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5550

Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT is a one-stop resource of methodology and best practices for this dynamic and relevant information platform, packed with charts, reports, visual indicators, and alert mechanisms, all consolidated in a rich computer interface. This powerful book is both a guide and a handbook. It helps business leaders understand dashboarding while considering dashboards for their information needs and outlines a tested and proven, step-by-step implementation framework. Enterprise Dashboards covers strategies, vendor selections, execution steps, project milestones, dashboard types, case studies contributed by DaimlerChrysler, Emergency Medical Associates, and ING Direct, and more. Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT is the perfect tool to help COOs, CIOs, CFOs, CTOs, IT managers, business intelligence managers, information analysts, and software consultants be successful at dashboard implementation.

Big Data, Big Dupe

A Little Book about a Big Bunch of Nonsense

Author: Stephen Few

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938377105

Category: Computers

Page: 96

View: 6530

"Big Data, Big Dupe" is a little book about a big bunch of nonsense. The story of David and Goliath inspires us to hope that something little, when armed with truth, can topple something big that is a lie. This is the author's hope. While others have written about the dangers of Big Data, Stephen Few reveals the deceit that belies its illusory nature. If "data is the new oil," Big Data is the new snake oil. It isn't real. It's a marketing campaign that has distracted us for years from the real and important work of deriving value from data.

Now You See it

Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis

Author: Stephen Few

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970601988

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

View: 3391

"Teaches simple, fundamental, and practical techniques that anyone can use to make sense of numbers." - cover.

Designing for Situation Awareness

An Approach to User-Centered Design, Second Edition

Author: Mica R. Endsley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420063588

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 396

View: 3168

The barrage of data overload is threatening the ability of people to effectively operate in a wide range of systems including aircraft cockpits and ground control stations, military command and control centers, intelligence operations, emergency management, medical systems, air traffic control centers, automobiles, financial and business management systems, space exploration, and power and process control rooms. All of these systems need user interfaces that allow people to effectively manage the information available to gain a high level of understanding of what is currently happening and projections on what will happen next. They need systems designed to support situation awareness. Addressing the information gap between the plethora of disorganized, low-level data and what decision makers really need to know, Designing for Situation Awareness: An Approach to User-Centered Design, Second Edition provides a successful, systematic methodology and 50 design principles for engineers and designers seeking to improve the situation awareness of their systems' users based on leading research on a wide range of relevant issues. See what’s new in the Second Edition: Significantly expanded and updated examples throughout to a wider range of domains New Chapters: Situation Awareness Oriented Training and Supporting SA in Unmanned and Remotely Operated Vehicles Updated research findings and expanded discussion of the SA design principles and guidelines to cover new areas of development Mica R. Endsley is a pioneer and world leader in the study and application of situation awareness in advanced systems. Debra G. Jones work is focused on designing large-scale and complex systems to support situation awareness and dynamic decision making. Completely revised and updated, liberally illustrated with actual design examples, this second edition demonstrates how people acquire and interpret information and examines the factors that undermine this process. Endsley and Jones distill their expertise and translate current research into usable, applicable methods and guidelines.

Visualizing Financial Data

Author: Julie Rodriguez,Piotr Kaczmarek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118907981

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 8965

A fresh take on financial data visualization for greater accuracy and understanding Your data provides a snapshot of the state of your business and is key to the success of your conversations, decisions, and communications. But all of that communication is lost — or incorrectly interpreted — without proper data visualizations that provide context and accurate representation of the numbers. In Visualizing Financial Data, authors Julie Rodriguez and Piotr Kaczmarek draw upon their understanding of information design and visual communication to show you how to turn your raw data into meaningful information. Coverage includes current conventions paired with innovative visualizations that cater to the unique requirements across financial domains, including investment management, financial accounting, regulatory reporting, sales, and marketing communications. Presented as a series of case studies, this highly visual guide presents problems and solutions in the context of real-world scenarios. With over 250 visualizations, you’ll have access to relevant examples that serve as a starting point to your implementations. • Expand the boundaries of data visualization conventions and learn new approaches to traditional charts and graphs • Optimize data communications that cater to you and your audience • Provide clarity to maximize understanding • Solve data presentation problems using efficient visualization techniques • Use the provided companion website to follow along with examples The companion website gives you the illustration files and the source data sets, and points you to the types of resources you need to get started.

Data Visualisation

A Handbook for Data Driven Design

Author: Andy Kirk

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966302

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 6734

Voted one of the 'six best books for data geeks' by The Financial Times. Read the review here. Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy. Never has it been more essential to work in the world of data. Scholars and students need to be able to analyze, design and curate information into useful tools of communication, insight and understanding. This book is the starting point in learning the process and skills of data visualization, teaching the concepts and skills of how to present data and inspiring effective visual design. Benefits of this book: A flexible step-by-step journey that equips you to achieve great data visualization A curated collection of classic and contemporary examples, giving illustrations of good and bad practice Examples on every page to give creative inspiration Illustrations of good and bad practice show you how to critically evaluate and improve your own work Advice and experience from the best designers in the field Loads of online practical help, checklists, case studies and exercises make this the most comprehensive text available

Storytelling with Data

A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119002265

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

View: 6756

Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics

The Dos and Don'ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures

Author: Dona M. Wong

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393347289

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 157

View: 4910

An expert on presenting information visually provides a step-by-step guide to executing clear, concise and intelligent graphics and charts for everyone from the average PowerPoint user to the sophisticated professional. Reprint.

Good Charts

The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations

Author: Scott Berinato

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633690717

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 9903

Dataviz—the new language of business A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create “feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

Visualize This

The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118140265

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 8260

Practical data design tips from a data visualization expert of the modern age Data doesn?t decrease; it is ever-increasing and can be overwhelming to organize in a way that makes sense to its intended audience. Wouldn?t it be wonderful if we could actually visualize data in such a way that we could maximize its potential and tell a story in a clear, concise manner? Thanks to the creative genius of Nathan Yau, we can. With this full-color book, data visualization guru and author Nathan Yau uses step-by-step tutorials to show you how to visualize and tell stories with data. He explains how to gather, parse, and format data and then design high quality graphics that help you explore and present patterns, outliers, and relationships. Presents a unique approach to visualizing and telling stories with data, from a data visualization expert and the creator of flowingdata.com, Nathan Yau Offers step-by-step tutorials and practical design tips for creating statistical graphics, geographical maps, and information design to find meaning in the numbers Details tools that can be used to visualize data-native graphics for the Web, such as ActionScript, Flash libraries, PHP, and JavaScript and tools to design graphics for print, such as R and Illustrator Contains numerous examples and descriptions of patterns and outliers and explains how to show them Visualize This demonstrates how to explain data visually so that you can present your information in a way that is easy to understand and appealing.

Learning Tableau 10

Author: Joshua N. Milligan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786468921

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 9651

Learn how to create effective data visualizations with Tableau and unlock a smarter approach to business analytics. It might just transform your organization About This Book Create stylish visualizations and dashboards that explain complexity with clarity Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business uses ideas and makes decisions Explore all the new features in Tableau 10 and start to redefine what business analytics means to your organization Who This Book Is For Got data? Not sure what to make of it? This is the guide for you – whether you've been working with Tableau for years or are just beginning your adventure into business analytics. What You Will Learn Find out how to build effective visualizations and dashboards Prepare and clean your data so you can be sure Tableau is finding answers to your questions – not raising more problems Discover how to create advanced visualizations that explain complexity with clarity and style Dig deeper into your data with clustering and distribution models that allow you to analyze trends and make forecasts Learn how to use data storytelling to aid decision-making and strategy Share dashboards and visualizations to cultivate a culture where data is available and valued In Detail Tableau has for some time been one of the most popular Business Intelligence and data visualization tools available. Why? Because, quite simply, it's a tool that's responsive to the needs of modern businesses. But it's most effective when you know how to get what you want from it – it might make your business intelligent, but it isn't going to make you intelligent... We'll make sure you're well prepared to take full advantage of Tableau 10's new features. Whether you're an experienced data analyst that wants to explore 2016's new Tableau, or you're a beginner that wants to expand their skillset and bring a more professional and sharper approach to their organization, we've got you covered. Beginning with the fundamentals, such as data preparation, you'll soon learn how to build and customize your own data visualizations and dashboards, essential for high-level visibility and effective data storytelling. You'll also find out how to so trend analysis and forecasting using clustering and distribution models to inform your analytics. But it's not just about you – when it comes to data it's all about availability and access. That's why we'll show you how to share your Tableau visualizations. It's only once insights are shared and communicated that you – and your organization – will start making smarter and informed decisions. And really, that's exactly what this guide is for. Style and approach Practical yet comprehensive, this Tableau guide takes you from the fundamentals of the tool before diving deeper into creating advanced visualizations. Covering the latest features found in Tableau 10, this might be the guide that transforms your organization.

The Truthful Art

Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication

Author: Alberto Cairo

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0133440532

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 526

No matter what your actual job title, you are—or soon will be—a data worker. Every day, at work, home, and school, we are bombarded with vast amounts of free data collected and shared by everyone and everything from our co-workers to our calorie counters. In this highly anticipated follow-up to The Functional Art—Alberto Cairo’s foundational guide to understanding information graphics and visualization—the respected data visualization professor explains in clear terms how to work with data, discover the stories hidden within, and share those stories with the world in the form of charts, maps, and infographics. In The Truthful Art, Cairo transforms elementary principles of data and scientific reasoning into tools that you can use in daily life to interpret data sets and extract stories from them. The Truthful Art explains: • The role infographics and data visualization play in our world • Basic principles of data and scientific reasoning that anyone can master • How to become a better critical thinker • Step-by-step processes that will help you evaluate any data visualization (including your own) • How to create and use effective charts, graphs, and data maps to explain data to any audience The Truthful Art is also packed with inspirational and educational real-world examples of data visualizations from such leading publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Estado de São Paulo (Brazil), Berliner Morgenpost (Germany), and many more.

Data Points

Visualization That Means Something

Author: Nathan Yau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118654935

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 8261

A fresh look at visualization from the author of Visualize This Whether it's statistical charts, geographic maps, or the snappy graphical statistics you see on your favorite news sites, the art of data graphics or visualization is fast becoming a movement of its own. In Data Points: Visualization That Means Something, author Nathan Yau presents an intriguing complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis. Using examples from art, design, business, statistics, cartography, and online media, he explores both standard-and not so standard-concepts and ideas about illustrating data. Shares intriguing ideas from Nathan Yau, author of Visualize This and creator of flowingdata.com, with over 66,000 subscribers Focuses on visualization, data graphics that help viewers see trends and patterns they might not otherwise see in a table Includes examples from the author's own illustrations, as well as from professionals in statistics, art, design, business, computer science, cartography, and more Examines standard rules across all visualization applications, then explores when and where you can break those rules Create visualizations that register at all levels, with Data Points: Visualization That Means Something.

PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success

Author: Gloria Cordes Larson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119402484

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 2423

How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.

The Accidental Analyst

Show Your Data Who's Boss

Author: Eileen Mcdaniel,Stephen McDaniel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480112421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 3720

The Accidental Analyst: Show Your Data Who's Boss Are you drowning in a sea of data? Would you like to take control of your data and analysis to quickly answer your business questions and make critical decisions? Do you want to confidently present results and solutions to your managers, colleagues and clients? If so, The Accidental Analyst is for you! Although you didn't plan for a career as a data analyst, you're now in a position where you have to analyze data to be successful. Whether you've been working with data for a few years or are just getting started, you can learn how to analyze your data to find answers to real-world questions. Using illustrated examples, we'll walk you through a clear, step-by-step framework that we call The Seven C's of Data Analysis. Read this book for inspiration, ideas and confidence to begin tackling the problems you face at work. Keep it by your desk as a reference on how to organize, analyze and display your data. Don't worry, you can continue to use your favorite spreadsheet or data analysis software—this information is not tied to any particular application. Throughout the book, we also include expert tips, tricks, and shortcuts that took years of analyzing data to discover and understand! Please visit us at www.AccidentalAnalyst.com for articles, our free newsletter and upcoming training events. Quotes This is a wonderful book, filled with practical advice. Business people who are struggling to make sense of their data will find it accessible and directly applicable to their work— a great resource for building analytical prowess. Stephen Few, best-selling author of "Show Me the Numbers" and "Now You See It" Finally, a book that clearly explains the fundamentals of business analytics! I wish that I had this book at the start of my career as a data analyst. Tim Latendress, Financial Analyst This book is an amazing resource for regular business people who want to make sense of their data and take charge of their business! It provides simple yet comprehensive coverage of business analytics. Diego Saenz, President, Petplace and former CIO of Pepsi Latin America Authors Eileen McDaniel, PhD, is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Freakalytics, LLC, specializing in analytical training and short-term projects that empower people to get the most out of their data and take decisive action to solve problems in their daily work. She is co-author of Rapid Graphs with Tableau Software 7 and the Rapid Dashboards Reference Card, also available as a mobile app, and leads the development of course training materials. Working in both scientific research and business, Eileen realized that business analysts needed a formal, step-by-step method similar to the one scientists use to collect and analyze their data. This inspired her to develop the seven-step framework for data analysis found in The Accidental Analyst. Stephen McDaniel is passionate about helping people understand, present and take action with their data. He is co-author of multiple books and courses including SAS® for Dummies and Rapid Graphs with Tableau Software 7. Stephen has been on the Faculty of The American Marketing Association and The Data Warehouse Institute and is currently Director of Analytic Product Management at Tableau Software and Principal Analyst at Freakalytics, LLC.