The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios

(VISUALIZE-DATA.AE1) / ISBN : 978-1-64459-319-6
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The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios course covers a detailed understanding of Big Book data visualization by providing objective-based interactive lessons and hands-on experience with live labs. It covers the fundamentals of data visualization, the application of dashboards in business scenarios, and then the challenges faced in the real world. The live labs provide the live experience of working with dashboards.   

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Lessons

37+ Lessons | 74+ Exercises | 145+ Quizzes | 68+ Flashcards | 68+ Glossary of terms

Hands-On Labs

19+ LiveLab | 19+ Video tutorials | 01+ Hours

1

Introduction

  • How This Course Is Different?
  • How This Course Is Organized?
  • How to Use This Course?
  • Succeeding in the Real World
  • What to Do and What Not to Do
  • What Is a Dashboard?
  • Final Thought: There Are No Perfect Dashboards 
2

Data Visualization: A Primer

  • Why Do We Visualize Data?
  • How Do We Visualize Data?
  • Color
  • Common Chart Types
  • When Our Visual Processing System Betrays Us
  • Every Decision Is a Compromise
  • Summary
3

Course Metrics Dashboard

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • The Traditional Approach and Why You Should Avoid It
  • Author Commentary
4

Comparing Individual Performance with Peers

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Other Considerations
  • Alternative Approach
  • Author Commentary
5

What-If Analysis: Wage Increase Ramifications

  • Scenario
  • Why This Works
  • Dashboard Designer Commentary
  • Author Commentary
6

Executive Sales Dashboard

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
7

Ranking by Now, Comparing with Then

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • The Traditional Approach, and Why You Should Avoid It
  • Other Approaches
  • Author Commentary
8

Are We on Pace to Reach Our Goals?

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
9

Multiple Key Performance Metrics

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Alternative Approaches
  • Author Commentary
10

Power Plant Operations Monitoring

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Ben Shneiderman's Mantra
  • Author Commentary
11

Showing Year-to-Date and Year-over-Year at the Same Time

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • The Traditional Approach, and Why You Should Avoid It
  • Dashboard Designer Commentary
  • Author Commentary
12

Premier League Player Performance Metrics

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
13

RBS 6 Nations Championship Match Performance Analysis

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
14

Web Analytics

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
15

Patient History Analysis of Recent Hospital Admissions

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Dashboard Designer Commentary
  • Author Commentary
16

Hospitality Dashboard for Hotel Management

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
17

Sentiment Analysis: Showing Overall Distribution

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Other Approaches
  • Author Commentary
18

Showing Sentiment with Net Promoter Score

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Avoiding the Traditional Approach to NPS
  • More Thoughts on Visualizing Sentiment
  • Author Commentary
19

Server Process Monitoring

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
20

Big Mac Index

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
21

Complaints Dashboard

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Other Approaches
  • Author Commentary
22

Hospital Operating Room Utilization

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
23

Showing Rank and Magnitude

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Another Approach: A Bump Chart
  • Author Commentary
24

Measuring Claims across Multiple Measures and Dimensions

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
25

Showing Churn or Turnover

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Other Use Cases and Approaches
  • Author Commentary
26

Showing Actual versus Potential Utilization

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
27

Health Care Provider Productivity Monitoring

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
28

Telecom Operator Executive Dashboard

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
29

Economy at a Glance

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard 
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
30

Call Center

  • Scenario
  • How People Use the Dashboard
  • Why This Works
  • Author Commentary
31

Want to Engage People? Make Your Dashboards Personal

  • Overview
  • Personalized Dashboards
  • Make the Demographics Dashboard Personal
  • But What If You Still Want to Make Something Beautiful?
  • Conclusion
32

Visualizing Time

  • Introduction
  • How Much Time Do You Want to See?
  • How Does Today Compare with the Start of a Time Period?
  • Are There Cyclical Patterns in My Data?
  • How Can I Look Up Trends Across Two Time Dimensions?
  • How Can I Look at Rank, Not Value, Over Time?
  • How Can I Compare Growth Rates of Things That Happen at Different Times?
  • How Can I Show the Duration of Events?
  • How Can I Focus on Bottlenecks in a Process?
  • Which Time Chart Should I Use on My Dashboard?
33

Beware the Dead-End Dashboard

  • Review Your KPIs
  • Track Usage with Data
  • Speak to Your Users
  • Build Starter Dashboards
  • Summary
34

The Allure of Red and Green

  • Designing Color-Blind-Friendly Visualizations
  • Conclusion
35

The Allure of Pies and Donuts

  • Background
  • Conclusion
36

Clouds and Bubbles

  • The Allure of Word Clouds and Bubble Charts
  • Marist Poll and Views of the 2016 Presidential Election
  • Conclusion
37

A Journey into the Unknown

  • Keep Asking Questions
  • The Squiggle of Visual Exploration

1

Data Visualization: A Primer

  • Creating and Analyzing Chart Types
  • Visualizing Data
2

Course Metrics Dashboard

  • Using the Show Me Toolbar
  • Creating a Connection in a New Workbook
  • Creating a Dashboard and Implementing Actions
6

Ranking by Now, Comparing with Then

  • Creating a Regional Scoreboard
9

Power Plant Operations Monitoring

  • Building a Bullet Graph
10

Showing Year-to-Date and Year-over-Year at the Same Time

  • Performing Quick Table Calculations
14

Patient History Analysis of Recent Hospital Admissions

  • Viewing the Aggregate Data
17

Showing Sentiment with Net Promoter Score

  • Creating a Stacked Bar Chart
18

Server Process Monitoring

  • Enhancing the User Experience, Analysis, and Visualizations
20

Complaints Dashboard

  • Creating Filled, Symbol, and Density Maps
21

Hospital Operating Room Utilization

  • Creating a Gantt Chart
30

Want to Engage People? Make Your Dashboards Personal

  • Creating a Dashboard in Excel
  • Creating a Story
  • Building a Dashboard
31

Visualizing Time

  • Creating a Line Chart
35

Clouds and Bubbles

  • Creating a Bar Chart
36

A Journey into the Unknown

  • Highlighting Categories of Interest

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