The Big Book of Dashboards

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Comprising dozens of examples that address different industries and departments (healthcare, transportation, finance, human resources, marketing, customer service, sports, etc.) and different platforms (print, desktop, tablet, smartphone, and conference room display) The Big Book of Dashboards is the only book that matches great dashboards with real-world business scenarios.

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The Big Book of Dashboards provides a solid treatment of the fundamentals of data visualization, but the numerous examples are what set this book apart. The comments from the authors after each chapter remind the reader that creating influential dashboards is both a science and an art. This book will spend more time on my desk than on my shelf―incredibly practical.”

Jeffrey Camm, Inmar Presidential Chair, Associate Dean of Business Analytics, Wake Forest School of Business, Amazon

“Some books about visualization focus on principles and guidelines, but they don’t devote enough pages to explain how to apply them to the design of complex, multi-section displays, like business dashboards. This book is the opposite of that. While the book contains an introduction to data visualization fundamentals, it is the numerous examples of real dashboards that sets it apart. If you’ve ever found yourself stuck when creating a dashboard, you will likely find a solution here.

Alberto Cairo, author of The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication, Amazon

“This book is full of beautiful dashboards along with uber-practical advice from three authors with many years of experience. It is a treasure chest for hardcore data-viz geeks and business leaders needing to get smart on how to present data to optimize operations.”

J.D. Whitlock, VP, Enterprise Intelligence, Mercy Health, Amazon

“This book provides you with a vast array of real-world dashboards, and shares the thoughts and considerations that have gone into each example. The authors even provide a full explanation that acts as a user guide. Mix and match these ideas, and you’ll find what you need to visualize your data.

J.D. Whitlock, VP, Enterprise Intelligence, Mercy Health, Amazon

About the Author(s)

Steve Wexler
Steve Wexler
Data Revelations
Steve has worked with ADP, Gallup, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Convergys, Consumer Reports, The Economist, ConEd, D&B, Marist, Cornell University, Stanford University, Tradeweb, Tiffany, McKinsey & Company, and many other organizations to help them understand and visualize their data. Steve is a five-time Tableau Zen Master, Iron Viz Champion, and on the advisory board to the Data Visualization Society.
Jeffrey Shaffer
Jeffrey Shaffer
Data Plus Science
Jeffrey A. Shaffer is Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at Recovery Decision Science and Unifund. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati teaching Data Visualization where he was the 2016 Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year. He is a Tableau Zen Master, was the winner of the 2014 Tableau Quantified Self Visualization
Andy Cotgreave
Andy Cotgreave
Tableau Software
Andy Cotgreave is Technical Evangelist at Tableau Software. He joined Tableau in August 2011 and has had various roles at the company. In technical presales, he helped 100s of customers understand visual analytics. He worked with the training team to develop their first course on Visual Analytics. In 2013 he moved into product marketing to take on his new role

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