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SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations
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SQL Track: Get more out of your data visualizations

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With data you can tell important and compelling stories, if done right. In this session, we will review a few guidelines on how to create communicative visualizations and how this can be implemented …

With data you can tell important and compelling stories, if done right. In this session, we will review a few guidelines on how to create communicative visualizations and how this can be implemented in Excel and Reporting Services.

Because SSRS is often underestimated, we'll finish off with some eye-catchers.

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  • 1. Get More Out Of Your Data Visualizations Koen Verbeeck
  • 2. WHO AM I?
  • 3. AGENDA • guidelines on data visualization • showing off with SSRS
  • 4. AGENDA • guidelines on data visualization • showing off with SSRS
  • 5. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • what’s the story you want to tell? • choose the correct chart type • use visual perception wisely • reduce data/ink ratio
  • 6. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • what’s the story you want to tell? x y 10 8,04 8 6,95 13 7,58 9 8,81 11 8,33 14 9,96 6 7,24 4 4,26 12 10,84 7 4,82 5 5,68
  • 7. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • different kind of stories – explanatory: (static) reports / dashboards • strategic – high level overview • operational – detail level – analytical: pivot tables / interactive visualizations – exhibition: usually pretty visualizations
  • 8. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • example: strategic dashboard Information Dashboard Design p. 177 – Stephen Few
  • 9. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • example: operational dashboard Information Dashboard Design p. 199 – Stephen Few
  • 10. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • example: analytical dashboard Information Dashboard Design p. 201 – Stephen Few
  • 11. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • example: exhibition http://www.biodiaspora.com http://seekshreyas.com/beerviz/
  • 12. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • choose the correct chart type – comparing categories – bar/column chart, dot plot, Gantt, histogram, …
  • 13. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • choose the correct chart type – showing changes over time – line chart, sparklines, area chart, candlestick chart, barcode chart…
  • 14. DEMOCREATE SPARKLINES AND DATA BARS IN EXCEL
  • 15. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • choose the correct chart type – hierarchies and part-to-whole relationships – pie chart, waffle chart, stacked bars, tree map, …
  • 16. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • careful with pie charts!
  • 17. DEMOCREATE A DECENT PIE CHART IN SSRS
  • 18. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • choose the correct chart type – plotting connections and relationships – Scatter plot, bubble plot, heat map, network diagram
  • 19. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • choose the correct chart type – plotting geo-spatial data
  • 20. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • remember: correlation does not imply causation
  • 21. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • use visual perception wisely • 138924567897132165498713218945642315156032 165425648745000512173654502345435102154545 4987840579218600479333470 • 138924567897132165498713218945642315156032 165425648745000512173654502345435102154545 4987840579218600479333470
  • 22. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • use visual perception wisely – not all can be used quantitatively length width orientation shape enclosure size hue intensity 2D position
  • 23. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • use visual perception wisely – an example http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FrancePopulationDe nsity1968.png http://www.theusrus.de/blog/the-good-the-bad- 22012/
  • 24. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • Gestalt principles – principle of proximity
  • 25. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • Gestalt principles – principle of similarity
  • 26. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • Gestalt principles – principle of enclosure
  • 27. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • Gestalt principles – principle of closure/continuity
  • 28. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • reduce data/ink ratio – remove non-data pixels • no 3D effects. EVER. No seriously, don’t. • no backgrounds, shadows or gradients • remove grid lines, decoration, borders, fill colors
  • 29. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • reduce data/ink ratio – reduce unnecessary data pixels • display only what is really needed to tell your story
  • 30. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • reduce data/ink ratio – highlight most import pixels
  • 31. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • reduce data/ink ratio – KPIs
  • 32. DEMOCREATE BULLET GRAPH IN SSRS
  • 33. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • don’t forget the 10%
  • 34. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • what’s the story you want to tell? • choose the correct chart type • use visual perception wisely • reduce data/ink ratio
  • 35. GUIDELINES ON DATA VISUALIZATION • resources
  • 36. AGENDA • guidelines on Data Visualization • showing off with SSRS
  • 37. SHOWING OFF WITH SSRS • to watch: Dataviz you thought you could not do with SSRS by Jason Thomas • 24 hours of PASS business analytics edition • http://www.sqlpass.org/bac/2014/Sessions/ SneakPeeks/Details.aspx?sid=5907
  • 38. SHOWING OFF WITH SSRS
  • 39. DEMOSHOW SOME FUN STUFF IN SSRS
  • 40. Follow Technet Belgium @technetbelux Subscribe to the TechNet newsletter aka.ms/benews Be the first to know
  • 41. THANKS FOR LISTENING
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