You have been tasked with squeezing a huge amount of data into one tiny dashboard and now you feel like pulling all of your remaining hair out. We have sympathy for you, that is why we have put together 'Information Visualization: Getting Dashboards Right', which will lead you through some of the key considerations when designing dashboard displays.
Some design choices may seem arbitrary, such as the colour of the background display or the size of the company logo, but almost every decision can potentially ruin the viewing experience. We are here to help you identify many of the design pitfalls your competitors have already fallen into and equip you with a deeper understanding of your users, so you know how to reduce their burden of responsibility and promote insight; the main reason for using dashboards as the chosen display method.
You will also take away some of the best resources currently available and a consolidated list of recommended reading materials, videos and useful links to relieve you of the task of trawling the internet searching for that vital piece of information.
The course contains the following lessons which will be published weekly and include questions, activities, useful links and some essential reading.
This course is designed for students as well as professionals who want to understand the key considerations, desing pitfalls, and how to promote insight and increase sales when designing dashboard displays.
You will get a course certificate once you have completed the course - even if you finish the course after the official end date (Mar 19th, 2014). In other words, as long as you have enrolled in the course you will always be able to finish it and to get a course certificate. You will also have permanent access to the course material, your answers and the discussions.
To be eligible for a Course Certificate you must have been awarded at least 70% of the total number of points for this course.