LOCATIONS: STOCKHOLM | BANGALORE | MILAN

Session Outline

There’s a lot of confusion around what skills are required to create truly useful, compelling charts. While most people focus on becoming experts in Excel, Tableau, d3.js, etc., knowing how to use these tools is just a small part of what it takes, and it’s not even the most important part. In this eye-opening talk, globally recognized data visualization expert Nick Desbarats enumerates the surprisingly long and varied list of skills and knowledge that are required to become a true data visualization pro.

Key Takeaways

  • The essential, almost-essential, and nice-to-have skills and knowledge that are required to create truly useful charts.
  • Why it’s possible to be an Excel/Tableau/Etc. expert and still produce useless (or, worse, misleading) charts.
  • Suggested resources for learning missing skills.
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Speaker Bio

Nick Desbarats – Independent Educator and Consultant | Practical Reporting Inc.

As an independent educator and consultant, Nick Desbarats has taught data visualization and dashboard design to thousands of professionals in over a dozen countries at organizations such as NASA, Bloomberg, the United Nations, and Visa, among many others. He was the first and only instructor authorized by Stephen Few to teach his foundational workshops, which he delivered from 2013 until launching his own courses in 2019. Nick’s books Practical Charts and Practical Dashboards will be published in 2022.

October 15 @ 11:00
11:00 — 11:20 (20′)

Day 2 | M2 | Analytics and Visualisation

Nick Desbarats – Independent Educator and Consultant | Practical Reporting Inc.