Perceptual Edge offers three introductory and two advanced courses in visual communication and analysis, which are taught at public workshops in several countries around the world each year and privately for organizations with a minimum of 30 participants. To inquire about private training, please write to email@example.com.
This two-day course will teach you how to effectively communicate quantitative business data using tables and graphs. You will learn how to select the appropriate medium of communication (table vs. graph, and which type) and how to visually design each component to express your message clearly and compellingly. (Course Outline)
Each attendee receives a copy of the book Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, Second Edition.
Dashboards offer an exciting new way to provide people at a glance with the critical information they must monitor to do their jobs. This full-day course reaches past the hype to give you the unique design skills required to build dashboards that really work. (Course Outline)
Each attendee receives a copy of the book Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At-a-Glance Monitoring, Second Edition.
Most business data analysis requires skills and practices involving the use of graphs that can be easily learned, but resources that teach them are almost impossible to find. Almost all books and courses on data analysis teach sophisticated statistical and financial analysis techniques, but only about 10% of business data analysis requires them. This full-day course is for those responsible for the remaining 90%. (Course Outline)
Each attendee receives a copy of the book Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis.
In this two-day advanced data exploration and analysis course, Stephen Few takes participants beyond the basic skills that are taught in his books Show Me the Numbers and Now You See It to the next level of statistical and data visualization skills that are required for signal detection. Only the signals matter. (Course Outline)
Each attendee receives a copy of the book Signal: Understanding What Matters in a World of Noise.
In this three-day course, Stephen Few will deliver a series of short lectures covering advanced dashboard design topics, in between intensive small-group sessions of hands-on dashboard design. In groups of four, participants work collaboratively to fully design (but not develop) real dashboards of their choosing. With the assistance of fellow participants and Stephen, they proceed 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 dashboard in hand and the skills to produce others, again and again. (Course Outline)