Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Data Visualization

Using Data Visualization to Transform Data into Meaningful Insights  FALL 2018 TBD

In this two day course you will learn from data visualization experts about:  

  • Using data visualization to analyze complex data sets.
  • Creating visual insights from data that generate action
  • Design principles for creating effective data visualization
  • Data visualization software and tools to display and analyze complex data sets.
  • Creating dashboards to monitor organizational status and gain competitive advantage.


Future Training Fall 2018

Analytics in Excel Aug 23 & 24
Tableau Training Aug 23 & 24
MS Power BI  Oct 25 & 26
Python for Data Science Nov 29 & 30
Introduction to R TBD
Tableau Training Dec 6 & 7

Course Description: Data by itself is meaningless. Data visualization encompasses a set of techniques and principles that can be used to transform data at its most basic form into charts and tables that can be analyzed and presented to generate insights and spur action. This two-day workshop will teach participants how to use data visualization to both analyze complex data sets to generate insights and to present analytical output as meaningful information. The course will cover data visualization best practices, design principles for creating effective data visualization, and leading software demonstrations (advanced Excel features, Tableau, "R" etc.) to show participants how to effectively display and analyze complex data sets. We will introduce interactive data visualization tools to create data dashboards that can be used to monitor the status of your organization and to create exceptional opportunities for generating competitive advantage. This course is suitable for all levels of participants interested in learning more effective data visualization techniques.

Tableau keys will be provided to registrants for installation prior to class.  Data Visualization with "R" will also be covered.  You can download and install "R"with the following links:

Video instructions for installing R and R Studio

Install latest version of R       and             Install latest version of R Studio


Instructor Bio: The course will be taught by Jeffrey A Shaffer, an expert in applying data visualization to create insights and competitive advantage. Mr. Shaffer is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business where he teaches Data Visualization in the graduate course series for Data Analytics. He is a regular speaker at conferences, symposiums, universities and corporate training programs on the topic of data visualization, he writes for the data visualization blog at Data + Science and he was a finalist in the 2011 Tableau Interactive Visualization Competition. Mr. Shaffer also teaches data visualization at the KPMG Advisory University. Mr. Shaffer is Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at Unifund. He joined Unifund in 1996 and has been instrumental in the creation and development of the complex systems, analytics and business intelligence platform at Unifund.

Course Fee: $795 includes breakfasts, lunches, refreshments and free parking for both days.

Course Location:
U-Square. Room 359
225 Calhoun Street
Cincinnati. OH 45219   (google map link)