A Data PDX Online Event (Google Meet) on Thursday, April 20th
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Shawn Duffy, Practice Lead for Baleen Data
Shawn Duffy is the Practice Lead for Baleen Data, a branded division of Geffen Mesher. He brings with over 20 years of experience working with startup to Fortune 500 clients across the US & Canada. He and his team have created and worked on large data organization, definition/documentation, optimization, and implementation projects, developed Dashboards to deliver insights into the decision makers, & advised clients on data consolidations maintaining accuracy & accessibility.
He is also an adjunct professor at Portland State University developing curriculum for the Graduate School of Business and Center of Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) in Data Analysis, Data Warehouse/Data Lake, & Data Visualization & Storytelling. The Undergraduate level course he developed is taught multiple times a year by other instructors.
Shawn has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Regis University and Masters in Business Administration from Portland State University. When not geeking out over data and business technology, you can find Shawn wine tasting with his wife, watching his son play soccer, cooking/baking with his daughter, watching/playing some ice hockey, or working on his homebrewed beer and cider.
Data Storytelling: Making Dashboards Action Inducing
What was the last dashboard or data visual you reviewed? Did you find it answered your questions or raised more? Have you ever wondered how to make your data visualizations more effective? Our challenge as Dashboard Developers is to tell a story or lesson learned without speaking.
Dashboards are common, but communicating a message without the aid of in-person speaking remains a challenge and barrier to effectiveness. In this session, we’ll discuss methods to create a dashboard using visual aids (color, negative space, data labels, focal points, etc.) to convey a clear message without speaking.
Visualizations of data are taking over where row and column reports previously ruled as the human brain processes visuals up to 60,000 times faster than text providing an added efficiency in messaging. In this session, we will review the tips, common pit falls to avoid, and subtle steps taken to create a data visualization for optimal communication without the use of speech.
What You Will Learn
We should all walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of:
- Why/how visuals can be more effective than words
- The process and techniques used to create an effective visualization/dashboard
- How to structure a message within a dashboard to facilitate decision making
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Date – Thursday, April, 20th
Time – noon