I must say that I enjoy articles that teach me something new from people who have a great depth of knowledge about a topic. I read an article by Avinash Kaushik, Create High-Impact Data Visualizations: Nine Effective Strategies, which covers nine strategies while reviewing sixteen visualizations. It reminded me of three key learnings I have had over my career.
Posts from the ‘Data Visualization’ Category
PowerBI has the ability to mashup data from different sources; this may introduce problems when joining or matching data between systems. I was able to get around this issue by leveraging an R script from an article in the community. As a consultant there is a rule that if you use something from the community, you need to give back and particularly if you use it twice, you have to write a blog post. This is such a post.
Pie Charts are evil? Well, given the correct situation, pie charts can be used to your advantage. The following case study uses Power BI samples to provide recommendations to get the most out an often misused visualization.
Visualizations can make even the most mundane information more accessible and easier to digest. I put together these two facts to make a visualization out of my lesson plan that the students could take away as a memory jogger when they get back to their offices.
Data visualizations can become the vehicle that leads a reader through your narrative. Having an infographic or series of visuals allows one to tell a story and provide greater understanding than simply having text alone.
You can improve your data visualizations productivity by using the built-in table functionality available in Excel. This tutorial and sample Excel workbook, available on GitHub, will move you from raw table to interactive analysis in less than 5 minutes.
The date dimension is the table that controls your time analysis and the most important to get right, especially with PowerBI and other visualization tools. Having various tags and descriptors that aid in your analysis gives your end users several options in creating their visualizations in addition to a base for DAX time intelligence calculations.
This article will impart what I have learned over my 20-year consulting career and provide some strategies to help you find your balance. I am writing this article from a consultant's point of view, but we all struggle with these priorities and expectations as an employee or entrepreneur. Also included is a simple methodology to help measure your work life balance and assist in determining where your time is going.
I must say that this is the most amazing visual I have seen in a while. The animation over time shows exactly what the author intended in a very simple and visual way. The colors are not jarring and change with the intensity of the data. The bar chart at the bottom is a little hidden, but perfectly placed not to take away from the main story the author is trying to portray.
I found that this was a perfect visualization example for the trend over time of the temperature data.