Developing New Experiences

TH06 How to Have Better Business Intelligence through Visualizations


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Walt Ritscher

Senior Staff Instructor

LinkedIn Learning / Lynda

No one questions that data is vital to application development, our teams spend untold hours obsessing about data structures. We build useful data layers and strive to eliminate processing roadblocks so that our data services are fast and fluid. Do you spend that much effort on the visual portrayal of the data? If not, why not?

At some point in the data analytics cycle you need to show results to the stakeholder. That's when choosing the correct visual representation of the data becomes vital. Do it wrong and the data is merely wrapped in pretty graphics; do it right and the user perceives their information in clear and meaningful patterns.

This fast paced and entertaining session starts by looking at how your brain and optical system perceive data. This session explores the overall visualization concepts that make data easier to grasp. Do you know the best way to show data to your users, so that the information is clear and understandable? Come to this session to learn how to make your data shine.

You will learn:

  • Concepts of clean information design
  • Why time based animation is a powerful data enhancer
  • Understand the power and pitfalls of the human visual system