Dashboards have now been a popular form of information display for over a decade, but relatively few of them live up to their potential. In his book Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At-a-Glance Monitoring, Second Edition (2013), Stephen Few introduces best practices for dashboard design that can be learned with relative ease. Competence, however, take more than reading a book; it takes experience that benefits expert oversight and advice. This three-day course is specifically designed for dashboard designers who have already learned the basics and now want to extend and deepen their skills.
A series of short lectures and discussions cover advanced dashboard design topics, but most of the course involves hands-on dashboard design. Working in small groups of four, participants work collaboratively to fully design (but not develop) real dashboards of their choosing.
Each participant brings a single set of dashboard requirements to the course and, with the assistance of fellow participants and Stephen Few, proceeds step by step through the design process from initial sketching to polished wireframes, which they present to the class on the last day for a final critique. Participants leave the course with a well-designed designed dashboard in hand and the skills to produce them again and again.
This workshop is for
- Those who have already read the book Information Dashboard Design or taken the introductory Information Dashboard Design course
- Those who have already designed at least one dashboard based on the principles taught in Information Dashboard Design
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