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Data visualization: theory & practice

Fall 2017 from 9 am - 2 pm at UW Oshkosh MBA Executive Center

If you have an interest in data visualization, are a business professional who would like to give more life to their spreadsheet-driven reports or a designer who would like to add data-driven graphics to their work this class is for you.

Visual storytelling skills help employees make persuasive presentations to clients and executives, says Laurence Bradford, creator of the blog and podcast. “By turning findings into graphs and charts, you make information more digestible,” Bradford explains. 

This class will help you understand the basic theory behind data visualization: why it's important in our data-rich world and the methods used to create the data-driven visuals we see with increasing frequency in newspapers and social media. You will also be given basic hands-on introduction to Tableau, one of the most popular and powerful data visualization software tools, used in large corporations and small non-profits to deliver information at the speed of sight.

A basic understanding of Excel or spreadsheets is recommended.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Basic understanding of how data visualizations are made and when/why they are needed. 
  • Basic understanding of how to build simple data visualizations in Tableau. 
  • A foundation in the theory and practice of data visualization 


$295 includes all materials and lunch
Early bird rate available through September 15, 2017. Use code: EARLYDISC for 15% off 

Space is limited to 20 participants, click here to register now!

Instructor bio:

Tom Gibes has a Masters degree in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he focused on data visualizations and user experience. His Masters thesis project was a data visualization of US Congress that earned him the attention of The Atlantic blog, Rachel Maddow blog, and other popular data visualization websites. He currently works as a Business Intelligence Analyst for Kohl's and has spent the past 7 years building data visualizations and dashboards for companies large and small across a wide range of subject areas, utilizing a variety of technologies.

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