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Are you:

  • an IT manager struggling to deliver insights to decision makers?
  • involved in creating dashboards at your company?
  • an analyst creating visualizations?

If this sounds like you, you won’t want to miss hearing Wayne Eckerson and the opportunity to ask your questions live.  The workshop (see abstract below) is scheduled for Monday, October 19th from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Many of you will know Wayne from his years of experience as a business intelligence analyst, speaker, author as well as blogger. Wayne is a wonderful blend of someone who sees future trends and the big picture, but also has a very pragmatic approach driven by years of real-world experience with customer use cases. The workshop will of course be educational but the big benefit here is Wayne’s decades of experience – talk to him about your struggle and he’s likely seen and heard it all before. Download his free white paper to learn more.

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Workshop Abstract: “See, Know, Act: How Visual Design Standards Improve Analytical Literacy.”

The purpose of the workshop is to help attendees understand the value of developing visual design standards and learn about some of the techniques and challenges in doing so. The workshop will consist of a combination of lecture and exercises to help students learn the core principles of establishing visual design standards.

Workshop agenda:


The Role of Visualization in Analytics Best Practices in Visualization

  • Design Principles
  • Exercises


The Need for a Visual Design Standard

  • Benefits of a Standard
  • Obstacles to a Standard


Types of Visual Design Standards

  • Internally created
  • Third party created
  • Tool specific


Best Practices in Applying Visual Design Standards

  • Six Steps to Success

How to Register: Please send an email to datagenius@sap.com.As you have your TechEd pass you can just show up as likely there will be sufficient space, room Titian 2203.

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