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Half-Day Course: Introduction to Visual Analytics


  • Cost: $120
  • Location: SFU Harbour Centre
    (515 W Hastings St. Vancouver, BC)
  • Time: 9:00-12:30
  • Difficulty level: Beginner
  • Intended audience: Business Analysts, BI Managers/Directors, Engineers/Professionals,
    Academic Researchers

Light refreshments provided.

You will walk away with...

  • A clear understanding of what visual analytics is and why it is useful
  • A basic understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in our visual cognition
  • A clear understanding of why and how "joint analysis" is beneficial for organizations seeking for analytic talent
  • A tangible example of how visual analytics is performed (through a tool demo)


Please read our cancellation policy before you register.

09:00-12:30 at SFU Harbour Centre
(Rm# TBD, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC)

This course is also available online.

Already registered for a course but want to switch to a different date? Contact us at info{at}viva-viva.ca.

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  • Are there any prerequisites for this course?
  • How is this course different from the VA Overview?
    This course covers visual cognition and collaborative analytics in greater depth. If you're thinking "why visual analytics?" you will enjoy this course.
  • Who is the instructor for this course?
    The instructor is Jean-Sebastien Mercier, VIVA's Managing Director. He comes from an IT industry background with a focus on software development, data mining, analysis and start-ups.

Upcoming Half-Day Courses

TBA Fall 2017

1/2-Day Course: Introduction to Visual Analytics

  • Location: Vancouver, SFU Harbour Centre, Rm# TBD
  • Duration: 3.5 hours