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Being happily self-employed, I have very limited availability for some of my engagement models listed below.

If you're ready to talk and see if working with me would be a good fit, you can schedule a free 60-minute discovery call with me here:

(NEW) Group Coaching w/ Brian

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Just launched in May 2024, a cost-effective way to get periodic support from me. Get your product and UI/UX design questions answered twice a month on live video calls + a 24/7 Slack between our live sessions.

Are you a ML or analytics leader struggling with 1 or more of these challenges?

  • The non-technical challenges of building data products is often the hardest part of being a problem solver for you
  • Your org or culture feels unique and poses special challenges that make it hard to apply “producty methods”
  • You’re good at producing outputs like ML models, dashboards, reports, or tools—but it’s hard to quantify the benefits to users and stakeholders
  • You need to get from “concepts and ideas” around UX design and product management for data products to “actual practice/results”—but applying general concepts to your unique situation is sometimes hard
  • You feel like you need some outside help beyond reading, podcasts, etc.

Imagine being able to design and build ML and analytics solutions that actually get used, have positive impact, and produce measurable business value you can point to.

Get answers to your questions from me on Slack, and via twice-a-month on live video calls.

Pilot pricing: monthly subscriptions beginning at about $11/day ($349/month)

Only 20 seats available in the pilot

The pilot, launched in May 2024, will be limited 20 seats initially. Save your seat today!

Instructor-Led Seminar

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My flagship, 4-week, online, instructor-led training. Learn "just enough" UX design and product management skills to create indispensable data products.

If you or your team are making data products, services, or solutions that are going to involve human users making decisions and taking actions with the information, then you're already doing design—even if you don't see it that way today.  While it's getting easier to technically build AI solutions, predictive models, and data products, what eludes many software and data professionals is how to get these solutions into production, make the product resonate with customers and delight the stakeholders who only care about value and outcomes.

Price: Contact me for Private Seminar packages.

I would absolutely highly recommend Brian's seminar. Without a doubt.

I hadn’t heard of Brian before, but I had been enjoying his podcast and way of thinking, and on a leap of faith, I decided to bring him in to train my data science and analytics managers and leads. And after completing our first training, I can safely say there is no risk associated with this seminar. One of my goals was to change my team’s mindset about putting users at the center of our work, and I am already starting to see a positive change, though a long journey ahead of us. You get some tangible, real-world tools that are practical and applicable, so it’s not just “theoretical.” My head of data science also now sees UX and design as a must-have in his team’s advanced analytics projects, not a nice-to-have. I would absolutely highly recommend the seminar without a doubt, and plan to have more of my team take the seminar in the future

Omar KhawajaOmar Khawaja
Head of BI & Analytics
Roche Diagnostics
[Private Team Seminar Client]

Switching my mindset from outputs to outcomes was a total game changer for me.

“Brian's more practical, targeted approach in this seminar has been very beneficial as it was focused specifically on designing data products with UX in mind. It’s not every time you can meet someone, ask questions and get useful responses, and I was able to do that in Brian’s seminar. In addition to realizing some of the common mistakes I had been making, I also had a big aha moment: understanding outcomes versus outputs. This is more valuable than some of the tactical things because you shift your frame of mind and it’s a total game changer. The way you interact with your users and develop and deliver a solution completely changes. That’s the power of that wisdom. I’ll be referring back to the content and videos from the seminar now and again, and I’d definitely recommend this seminar to other technical product managers.

Meenakshi SharmaMeenakshi Sharma
Technical Product Manager, AI/ML
Wayfair
[Seminar Participant]

Is your team ready?

Private team training is available year-round. The best time to sign up was probably yesterday. The next best time may be now.

Self-Guided Video Course

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Not on a team, or my flagship instructor-led seminar is out of reach?

Get access to the same curriculum I use in the Designing Human-Centered Data Products seminar.

Download the course today!

Is my flagship instructor-led seminar out of reach? Working alone and need help right now? Prefer to work at your own pace?

My self-guided video course gives you access to the same 8 modules of videos and a 75-page written supplement I use in my flagship seminar, but without a cohort of other students, or a live instructor.  Each module has step-by-step design methods you can apply immediately to produce useful, usable, engaging data products that deliver practical decision support.

Price: $549

So far, the [Self-Guided Video] Course has been an eye opener for me…

Michelle WoodruffKrishna Narayan
Product Managment Lead, AI/ML
Workday

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My (8) video modules will give you practical design advice you can apply today. Each video includes a written supplement that is bundled into a 75-page PDF ebook.

Private Keynotes & Team Discussions on Human-Centered Data Products

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How can producty, design-driven approach to data science and analytics work help your team produce outcomes instead of outputs? Find out from a professional performer—without your audience falling asleep.

Change sometimes begins with inspiration. If you believe your data science, analytics, or BI team needs a dose of inspiration about customer-centricity, human-centered design and UX that looks beyond data visualization, considering hiring me for a 45-minute private talk (online) with your org, followed by a 60-minute traditional and reverse Q/A discussion.

In my talk, we'll look at the mistakes I see data-driven software teams making, how design helps produce actionable insight and decision support, and what aspects of intentional design a team can be practicing right away. Immediately following the talk, we'll open it up for Q/A and a lively discussion—so your team's culture can take the first step towards changing how it builds data products. That's right: I'll also be asking your team the questions they need to hear and projecting the responses live in real-time.

And why would I be a good speaker for your organization?

I'm consistently rated highly as a speaker (view testimonials), probably in part due to my professional background in music as a drummer/percussionist. I've performed in front of audiences of over 100,000 people, host a 5-star podcast on Apple Podcasts, and have spoken to groups both large and small. My inspiring style mixes fun, sarcasm, passion, and the occasional tambourine solo. Why? Because the data alone won't convince anyone! These talks also work well as a precursor to my private training Seminar.

Brian created real awareness…well-attended talk with solid interaction and attendance…I am certain we delivered value to our community.

Brian has spoken several times for IIA, most recently as the key guest on a webinar we hosted on "AI Product Management". The topic is hyper relevant, so naturally it was a well-attended talk with solid interaction and excellent retention…Over 80% of our registrants stayed until the end. Brian created a real awareness around the importance of product design and management as critical functions in the deployment of human-centered data products, AI solutions, and analytics. I also appreciated how he made the talk more engaging by allowing one of our clients from Steelcase to reflect on his own experience applying several of the strategies for which Brian advocated. In the end, I am certain we delivered value to our IIA clients and community members.

Drew Smith Drew Smith
VP - Analytics Leadership Consortium
International Institute for Analytics

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The Brain Picking Call

Want to pick my brain about a challenging issue with one of your data products? Maybe you have people, process, or technology issues standing in the way of delivering great UX to your users and customers? Do you just need a fresh, objective pair of eyes and ears to listen, mirror, and provide you with advice about how to move forward?

Why not pick my brain? Easy online scheduling, and it's 100% guaranteed or your money back.

Price: $699

I have learned more about analytics from Brian than all the books, articles and thought leaders in the space…

I have learned more about analytics from Brian than all the books, articles and thought leaders in the space through his posts on LinkedIn and the amazing content from his website. Brian has a wealth of knowledge that can save you years of failed dashboard designs and a framework to help any user see the value of your product. I look forward to each session and growing the value of our product with his guidance.

Pedram FaedPedram Faed
VP of Analytics Product
Tekion

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Custom UI/UX Design Engagements

Specializing in AI/ML Apps • SAAS Analytics Products • Mission-Critical Dashboards • Enterprise Decision Support Tools • Data Products

Advisory help and "done-for-you" full service 

Analytics, machine learning, and engineering effort—without a good UI/UX— often results in a technically right, but effectively wrong solution. I help companies create innovation data products that actually produce tangible value.

Most enterprise customers don't want data or analytics. They want actionable decision support.  Furthermore, not every design problem is a data visualization problem.  Machine learning models introduce new UX concerns that must also be dealt with if AI is to deliver value. From data privacy and model transparency to the probabilistic nature of predictive analytics, it's even more critical to ensure these data-driven applications are human-centered.

If you're looking to improve the look and feel, utility, or usability of your data product, app, dashboard or algorithm, book a free Discovery Call with me and I'll help you explore what it might take to get things on track.

Pricing varies.

Brian's designs and recommendations significantly shifted people’s excitement and expectations [for our survey data platform]. He understands data.

A big concern when you’re introducing new technology to your staff and clients is making sure they will want to use it. We were concerned about the ease of use and appeal of a new survey data platform we were introducing, but Brian was really able to understand our challenges quickly. His design and recommendations significantly shifted people’s excitement and expectations around it. A big reason why we hired Brian is because he understands data, and the new design he created will only help reinforce GSG’s brand as being innovative and ahead of the curve. My team has been really impressed with Brian's ideas and the simplicity of the designs he created. I definitely recommend him!

Michelle WoodruffMichelle Woodruff
VP of Practice Operations
Global Strategy Group

[Brian is] the reference for a great designer

I always considered you as the reference for a great UX designer...

Omri KesselOmri Kessel
VP & GM Cloud Insights Software Business
NetApp

Have a unique need? Let's talk:

No selling, no pitching. Bring your questions and I'll do my best to point you in the right direction.

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Brian T. O'Neill (bio)
Founder and Principal

brian@designingforanalytics.com
1.210.538.4237
@rhythmspice