When I went to my room to get ready for my first presentation of the day, I walked in on the tail end of Kevin Feasel‘s presentation about dashboard visualization techniques. I caught about the last ten minutes of his session.
And from those ten minutes, I regret not having sat through his session.
Kevin’s presentation focused on dashboard layout and design. In the short time in which I saw his last few slides, he showed off his impressions of a badly-designed dashboard, and talked about what not to do. In other words, he was talking about UX/UI — a subject near and dear to my heart. It reminded me of the article I wrote about poor design a while back.
I wish I had read through the presentation schedule more clearly. That was definitely a presentation that I would have liked to have seen. In my defense, during that time slot, I was sitting in the speaker’s room getting ready to do my own presentation. But I would have gladly spent that time sitting through a presentation that interests me — and this one definitely qualified.
I’ve attended a number of SQL Saturdays, and I’ve crossed paths with Kevin a few times. If we’re both attending a SQL Saturday, and Kevin is doing this presentation again, I’ll make sure that I’m there. I don’t want to miss it a second time.