Right-Minded Reporting: Make It Meaningful Using Data Visualization

Presenter: Amanda Jarman, Portland State University
Year: 2010
Price: Members: $49, Non-Members: $79
Body of Knowledge Alignment:
Domain: Data Analytics
Competencies and Levels:  

  • Competency 5: Visualization/Reporting Techniques and Competencies, Level I, Level II
  • Competency 6: Communication, Level I, Level II

This presentation will address:

  • How to engage different learning styles
  • Hands-on data visualization tools and techniques
  • Data visualization pitfalls to avoid

Do your colleagues’ eyes glaze over when you present them with data?  Your spreadsheet is impeccable, rich with information showing the highlights (and lowlights) of your fundraising efforts.  But your right-brained colleagues can’t seem to put the picture together.  These creative and holistic thinkers need more than columns of numbers to meaningfully interpret the data.  And it's not just right-brainers who reap the benefits of data visualization.  Learn how visualizing data can increase efficiency and effectiveness through innovative analysis.

Engage both halves of your audience’s brains through data visualization.  In this presentation, you will learn creative methods and tools for presenting data so that it is easy to understand, including charts, cross-tabs, sparklines, and geographic and relationship mapping.  We’ll look at examples of excellent data visualization, as well as pitfalls to avoid.  You'll also get a whirlwind tour through the history of data visualization, from the earliest data maps of the 1600s up to today's cutting-edge interactive visualizations.

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