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Data Visualization Best Practice Webinar presentation slides

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Business Intelligence (BI) investment is booming. And, the amount of data available for reporting and analysis is skyrocketing.

So, it’s never been harder, or more important, to quickly uncover and communicate the actionable insights within your data. But, how do you separate the gold from the guff, and deliver value from your BI deployment?

View Yellowfin's Data Visualization Best Practices presentation and learn how to choose, design and deliver the best visualizations to effectively communicate the significance of your metrics and trends to your BI users.

And, watch the on-demand version of Yellowfin's Data Visualization Best Practices Webinar here: http://www.yellowfinbi.com/YFCommunityNews-Data-Visualization-Best-Practices-Webinar-Recording-and-slides-230726

Discover how to:
•Absorb more information quickly
•Uncover new relationships, patterns and business opportunities
•Identify and act on emerging trends fast
•Empower more people to make smarter decisions
•Unlock the value of your data and BI deployment

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Data Visualization Best Practice Webinar presentation slides

  1. 1. Data Vis
  2. 2. Today's agenda
  3. 3. Data is exploding
  4. 4. The Human Brain
  5. 5. Making sense of numbers Sum Sales Month Region Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Central $42,759 $47,743 $51,075 $49,825 $54,010 $61,321 $68,250 $70,038 $76,328 $82,075 $83,475 $95,385 East $55,000 $54,850 $53,995 $57,850 $55,372 $48,328 $44,385 $49,342 $58,950 $62,375 $58,251 $51,100 South $75,500 $73,650 $72,980 $72,999 $71,438 $69,500 $71,150 $66,359 $69,352 $64,287 $66,247 $65,295 West $29,272 $29,735 $30,500 $33,520 $34,980 $35,795 $37,594 $36,759 $39,243 $41,500 $43,513 $42,955 Yearly sales by region
  6. 6. A picture is worth a thousand numbers Central South East West
  7. 7. Goals of Data Visualization
  8. 8. Types of Data Visualization
  9. 9. Best Practice Data Visiualization
  10. 10. Encode meaning in your charts
  11. 11. Key Concepts
  12. 12. Revealing patterns
  13. 13. Choose the right chart type
  14. 14. Big Number Charts Big Number answer questions about a single metric Views this month Requires: Metric 
  15. 15. Add Big Numbers to Charts Yearly Sales
  16. 16. Infographics Tweet History Last 90 Days
  17. 17. Line Charts Metric over Time Date or Date/Time Metric   Requires:
  18. 18. Line Chart vs Stepped Chart Line Chart shows trend Step Chart more granular (better if dates missing)
  19. 19. Line Charts vs Area Charts Line Chart Area Chart
  20. 20. Use Stacked Area Chart to see multiple to whole relationship
  21. 21. Used multi-line to compare different categories
  22. 22. Bar and Column Charts Column Chart Bar Chart   Metric Dimension Requires:
  23. 23. Column Charts easy to understand...
  24. 24. ...but become difficult to compare with too many categories.
  25. 25. One solution is to rotate the horizontal font...
  26. 26. ...Bar Chart best if more than 10 categories.
  27. 27. Proportional chart highlights difference from top category.
  28. 28. Bar Charts with multiple dimensions   Stacked Shows multiple to whole relationship Clustered Compare multiple categories Requires multiple: Dimensions Metrics
  29. 29. When comparing 2 metrics Layered / Bullet ChartClustered
  30. 30. The power of cluster charts diminishes as categories increase...
  31. 31. Trellis Charts can re-group categories together on separate charts with same y-axis for comparison.
  32. 32. When to use a Pie Charts?
  33. 33. Effective Pie Chart Women are more likely to attend day classes, while men are more commonly found in evening classes
  34. 34. Consider Ring Chart as an alternative to a Pie Chart Attendees
  35. 35. Maps Requires: Metric GeoPack or GISPolygon or GISPoint  Country, State, Postcode, Zip 
  36. 36. GIS Map / Thematic
  37. 37. Bubble Maps
  38. 38. Heat Map
  39. 39. Histogram Histogram show the distribution of numerical data  Requires: Metric
  40. 40. Box and Whisker Requires: Dimension Metric  
  41. 41. Scatter Plots Positive Correlation Negative Correlation No Correlation Requires: 2 Metrics
  42. 42. Consider using Trend Lines
  43. 43. Add a metric as size and make Bubble Charts
  44. 44. Heat Grid Requires: Dimension (2) Metric  
  45. 45. Consider adding metric as size for Heat Grid
  46. 46. Week Density
  47. 47. Treemaps Requires: Dimension(s) Metric 
  48. 48. Meters Requires: Metric with conditional formatting 
  49. 49. Special Purpose Requires: Dimension Metric   Funnel Categories by Stage
  50. 50. Radar - multivariate data with categories along 3+ axis
  51. 51. Proportional Infographic Ranch Dressing Ingrediants Requires: Metric Dimension 
  52. 52. Comparative Infographics add context and emotion Metric Gross Domestic Product (Billions) Required: Dimension 
  53. 53. Raster Map Infographic
  54. 54. 3D is not best practice Now in 3-D !!!!!!!!!!! 
  55. 55. Style with Formatting
  56. 56. Colors
  57. 57. Gridlines Grid LinesNo Grid Lines
  58. 58. Labels LabelsNo Labels
  59. 59. Legends
  60. 60. Maintain consistency 
  61. 61. Add Clarity
  62. 62. Titles & Descriptions Describe Chart Apple Units sold per quarter Describe Meaning iPhones driving growth
  63. 63. Sorting Alphabetical Ascending Descending
  64. 64. Sorting Alphabetical helps people find what they are looking for NBA regular season wins 2015-16
  65. 65. Sort by Ascending - tells a story of growth Growth in Users
  66. 66. Sort by Descending - helps compare largest to smallest
  67. 67. Highlight what's important
  68. 68. Conditional Formatting
  69. 69. Reference Lines
  70. 70. Annotations
  71. 71. Highlight Trends
  72. 72. Project Forecasts
  73. 73. Make it interactive
  74. 74. Time Sliders and Unit Selection
  75. 75. Filters and Brushing
  76. 76. Zooming and Panning
  77. 77. Drill Throughs
  78. 78. Drill Down
  79. 79. Drill Anywhere
  80. 80. Series Selection Invoiced
  81. 81. Share
  82. 82. Data is more valuable when shared
  83. 83. Demo
  84. 84. Summary
  85. 85. Recommended Reading
  86. 86. YOUTUBE - Yellowfin Best Practices Webinars

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