Category Archives for "Dashboard"

Reimagining the Defense Business Board

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px 0px 20px;”][cs_row inner_container=”false” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]If you are not concerned with government waste — you will be now! I came across this article a few weeks ago and was taken aback in so many ways, felt compelled to put this through […]

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The making of Viz and Fizz™

The FizzAs with most things in life, “passion” is the great motivator. Reading this book one day, I realized the pages were filled with data: beer style, ABV, IBU, color!Turns out all this wonderful data was available on the web site – and so began the Viz and Fizz™ project. Yes, guess you could say […]

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1 Salesforce Wave™ visualizations … more like a drip

A lot of our clients have been asking about Salesforce Wave.  I was also curious to understand the product’s capabilities.  There’s much to explore across the entire solution, and of course I started with the visualizations. Fired up the app on my iPad and found serious violations of best practices — in their examples. Wave […]

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5 More frightening than any halloween zombie movie

I was checking out SAS’ newest release of Visual Analytics as it’s always great to see how companies are advancing the possibilities in data visualization.  This is one of their examples ( Honestly, I was blind-sided at how far away this is from common best-practices, including color, visual presentation, and design.  I was expecting much better; […]

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4 Verse 12 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

My company recently became an Alteryx partner and I wanted to stretch my imagination on how to fulfill the promise of this blog series, and do something pretty cool. This final verse delivers a unique viz combining the data visualization power of Tableau + Alteryx (and replaces the pie charts from Verse 11)! Thank you for taking […]

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Verse 11 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Even I am starting to feel a little sorry for the pie chart.  My fellow viz peers generally accept using pie charts on maps. Andy ( might still not let this one pass as he says, “Friends don’t let friends use pie charts.” Use this approach to see big slices in big circles.  Small stuff not so much. Limiting to […]

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Verse 10 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

The long tail whips up on the pie chart (inspired by Chris Anderson’s ‘The Long Tail,’ which nicely articulates the value of understanding all your sales, not just the highest.) While bar charts are the best substitute for a summary, the details matter. A compact way to display order distribution, while being able to see clusters. […]

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Verse 9 of 10+ Ways to Leave Your Pie Chart

Pareto beats out Playfair’s pie charts The Pareto (80/20) graph helps us analyze the distribution of sales with a category. We use bar charts to take the guessing out of which category has more sales. Though not the top seller, the high concentration of sales in Furniture is clearer. On an interesting note, William Playfair […]

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