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# Graphs And Tables Design

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### Graphs And Tables Design

1. 1. Graphs and Tables Design<br />Bologna, 13 Luglio 2009<br />
2. 2. Pain<br />Claim<br />Gain<br />Numbers don’t communicateeffectively<br />From data to information<br />Meaningful information<br />Lackoftraining<br />Create company culture<br />Lesstimespent in interpreting data<br />Missingexamplesofgooddesign<br />Set of standard analysis<br />More timeforanalysis and decisionmaking<br />
3. 3. Communicate Training  Design<br />Communicate<br /><ul><li>How do wetell a Story thatlives in the Data?
4. 4. Match the messagewith the medium</li></ul>Training<br /><ul><li>Knowinghowtouse the tool ≠ begreatpresenter
5. 5. No needforlearningnewstuff, just applysimplerules and logics
6. 6. Effectivecommunicationisnotalways intuitive … itmustbelearned !! </li></ul>Design<br /><ul><li>Meaningful and likabledashboard
7. 7. Report e Dashboard: just doit … with care!</li></li></ul><li>Stories are everywhere: how do wetellournumbers?<br />Just show the elephant in the room<br />
8. 8. Example<br />Scenario: compare monthly sale quantity vs. quantity sold last year<br />
9. 9. Example 2<br />Clear background<br />
10. 10. Example 3<br />Vertical axistitle and values<br /><ul><li>Removetitleasalreadypresent in the legend
11. 11. Compact labels</li></li></ul><li>Example 4<br />Move the legend: usesameorder the columns are placed<br />
12. 12. Exmple 5<br />Changegraphtype:<br /><ul><li>You are speakingabouttrendsthereforeyoumightwanttouse a line</li></li></ul><li>Example 6<br />Scenario: compare monthly sale quantity vs. quantity sold last year<br /><ul><li>the mainmessageyouwantto express is the trend of the differenceofquantity sold
13. 13. In Januarywe sold 75K lessthan last year
14. 14. In Februarywe sold 35K more than last year
15. 15. …</li>