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Designed to help make organizations

Data Driven

Product Leaders

Program managers and product managers that are focused on metrics like growth and revenue, and prioritization decisions

Data Scientists

Data Scientists and Data Science managers who help map strategic decisions to actionable experimental designs and then interpret the results in a trustworthy manner

The motivation and basics of A/B testing (e.g., causality, surprising examples, metrics, interpreting results, trust and pitfalls, Twyman’s law, A/A tests)
Cultural challenges, humbling results (e.g., failing often, pivoting, iterating), experimentation platform, institutional memory and meta-analysis, ethics
Hierarchy of evidence, Expected Value of Information (EVI), complementary techniques, risks in observational causal studies

Engineering Leaders

Engineering managers, directors, VPs, and CTOs who want to make their organizations data-driven with metrics and A/B tests

Safe deployments
Triggering, especially in evaluating machine learning models
The benefits of agile product development

Designed for Data Analysts, Data Scientists and Product Managers

who want to use charts to improve business oversight and spot opportunities to drive change

You will:
  • Understand the language of data visualization, and how it is as flexible and powerful as the written word
  • Create engaging dashboards that deliver key insights to the right people in the right format
  • Use data effectively in presentations, emails, and other media
You should:
  • Have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of data visualization (including pre-attentive attributes and basic chart types) and the principles of how data is collected, stored, and prepared before analysis
  • Have 1-2 months of experience with a data visualization tool and languages (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI, Excel, Google Data Studio, R, Python, d3, etc.)
  • Have an intermediate understanding of statistics (e.g., averages, regressions, clustering, distributions, etc.)

About Andy's

Live Cohort

The last mile of data is how insights are communicated. Investing in data collection, storage, and analysis is pointless if the discoveries are not used to drive conversations that persuade others to make data-informed decisions. Doing this effectively is a superpower; when wielded correctly, data communicators tell effective stories where the design of charts seamlessly interlaces with the narrative. This is true whether the charts are in slide decks, dashboards, social media, or emails. In this course, you’ll learn how to marry data with design to create compelling, persuasive visuals. 

Session 1: Shape Your Message with the Five Levers of Data Communication

Monday, March 27, 2023
8-10 am PST

As chart designers, you make creative choices that influence the message you send. In our first session, you will learn how to depict data with intent, including:

  • The five levers model to effectively communicate the author’s intended message 
  • Non-deceptive techniques from historical case studies
  • Critically assess COVID-19 case studies with the five levers modelour tensions of data communication, by learning from covid-19 case studies
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Session 2: Apply Design Theory to Communicate Data More Effectively

Thursday, March 30, 2023
8-10 am PST

Get to know the best practices of chart design from the world’s leading design theorists and behavioral scientists, including: 

  • Three levels of processing model by Don Norman
  • Framing principles by Amos Tversky & Daniel Kahneman
  • UX models by Ben Shneiderman
  • Examine different chart types to visualize time
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Session 3: Communicating Data in Presentations

Monday, April 3, 2023
8-10 am PST

It’s one thing to design a chart on your computer - but quite another to design them for big screen presentations. Learn how to build charts that are optimized for presentations, including: 

  • Formatting tricks to focus your audiences’ eyes on the right data, at the right time (fonts, colors, etc.) 
  • How to tell a story with data
  • In-class makeover of an ineffective sales chart
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Session 4: Communicating Data in Dashboards

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
8-10 am PST

Good dashboard design is vital to any company that wants to provide information at-a-glance, such as KPIs. In this session, learn the ins and outs of effective dashboard design, including: 

  • Tailoring your dashboard to your audience and purpose
  • Improving the usability of your dashboards with design theory
  • Unique approaches to different types of dashboard displays (screen, mobile, email, etc.)
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Session 5: Communicating Data Elsewhere

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
8-10 am PST

Apply your chart-building skills for other communication types, such as social media, emails, or print, including: 

  • Six tips for creating charts for social media 
  • Assess social media charts along five levers
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Learn live from a world-class

Instructor

Learn live from a world-class

Instructor

Andy Cotgreave is co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards, and Senior Data Evangelist at Tableau. He is the host of If Data Could Talk and Chart Chat, a video series about data culture and data visualization. He is also on the 2022 dataIQ Top 100 list of most influential people in data. 

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, he has inspired thousands of people with technical advice and ideas on how to identify trends in visual analytics and develop their own data-discovery skills.

Learn live from world-class

Instructors

Andy Cotgreave is co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards, and Senior Data Evangelist at Tableau. He is the host of If Data Could Talk and Chart Chat, a video series about data culture and data visualization. He is also on the 2022 dataIQ Top 100 list of most influential people in data. 

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, he has inspired thousands of people with technical advice and ideas on how to identify trends in visual analytics and develop their own data-discovery skills.

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Community

This cohort gives you access to a rich community of like-minded professionals from some of the best businesses in the world. Even after the course ends, you will continue to learn and build with each other.

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Get access to exclusive content through live sessions, meetups and our Student Portal (even after you finish the cohort). Ask questions and get personal feedback directly from your instructors and others taking the course.

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Do I have to attend all of the sessions live in real-time?

You don’t! We record every live session in the cohort and make each recording and the session slides available on our portal for you to access anytime.

Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

Each learner receives a certificate of completion, which is sent to you upon completion of the cohort (along with access to our Alumni portal!). Additionally, Sphere is listed as a school on LinkedIn so you can display your certificate in the Education section of your profile.

Is there homework?

Throughout the cohort, there may be take-home questions that pertain to subsequent sessions. These are optional, but allow you to engage more with the instructor and other cohort members!

Can I get the course fee reimbursed by my company?

While we cannot guarantee that your company will cover the cost of the cohort, we are accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Office, meaning many of our learners are able to expense the course via their company or team’s L&D budget. We even provide an email template you can use to request approval.

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