Sept 12, 2018: Visualize World Peace Through the Art and Science of Presenting Beautiful Data

1515 SW 5th Ave. Suite 900, Portland, OR
6:00PM – 6:30PM social | 6:30PM – 8:30PM meeting

Paul Turley
Visualize World Peace Through the Art and Science of Presenting Beautiful Data

How do you balance aesthetic design, branding, intuitive functionality, color and composition with important business information? This session will help you understand how to create reports that appeal to both brain hemispheres and resonate with your audience. We’ll start by exploring a few scientific principles and psychology of information, perception and understanding. And, we will explore the fringes of honest and ethical data presentation.

Learn simple techniques to transform your Power BI reports from HMM to WOW in a few easy steps. We will demonstrate how to apply report layouts, graphics and themes to create Goldilocks reports; not too boring or too sexy, but just right for the user audience.

Topics include:
• Report visual choices
• Using the right chart types
• Visualizing geographic data
• Making correct color choices
• Using templates and layouts
• Measuring progress and success
• Visualizing key performance indicators

Prerequisites: All are welcome.

Experienced Power BI report designers will learn new perspectives and techniques. Less experienced data professionals will learn the basic techniques to get started.

Paul TurleyPaul ( Blog | LinkedIn | Twitter ) is Principal Consultant for Intelligent Business LLC, a Mentor and Microsoft Data Platform MVP. He will present a session at the 2018 PASS Summit titled “Visualize World Peace Through the Art and Science of Presenting Beautiful Data”. He consults, writes, speaks, teaches & blogs about business intelligence and reporting solutions. He works with companies around the world to model data, visualize and deliver critical information to make informed business decisions; using the Microsoft data platform and business analytics tools. He is a Director of the Oregon SQL PASS chapter & user group, author of Professional SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services and co-author of 14 other titles from Wrox & Microsoft Press. He holds several certifications including MCSE for the Data Platform, Analytics and BI.


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Refreshments graciously provided by ServerLogic.

We wish to acknowledge the OSHU Information Technology Group for supporting Oregon SQL by generously providing the meeting venue.


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