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QBUS5010: Intro to Dashboarding and Data Visualisation

Dashboards are digestible and real-time visualisation systems, which can produce valuable insights about business processes. These dashboards may even form a core component of future business processes and decision making. Creating such visualisations is a challenging task requiring the creator to have wide ranging knowledge and skills in such fields as user experience design, statistics, visualisation, databases, web technologies and programming. This unit aims to equip students with a working knowledge of dashboard systems. Students learn how dashboards systems work, how they are built and to analyse dashboard designs using principles of visual analytics.

Code QBUS5010
Academic unit Business Analytics
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
The unit does not assume any prior knowledge of visual analytics

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Students will be able to distinguish between visualisations and dashboards as well as utilise dashboards by converting visualisations to dashboards and replicating existing dashboards
  • LO2. Students will be able to differentiate between different principles of dashboard building as well as to apply these principles to build dashboards themselves
  • LO3. Students will be able to critically analyse dashboard designs using principles of visual analytics and make well-argued recommendations for improvement
  • LO4. Students will be able to design dashboards using a range of visualisation types, statistical, and programming techniques

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.