Data Visualisation using SSRS: The    Good, the Bad and the Ugly                twitter: @jenstirrup            http://www...
Why Data VisComputers have promised us a fountain of wisdom but delivered a flood of data(Frawley, 1992)Footer Text       ...
What is Data Visualisation?• Data Visualisation     which allows the data consumer to draw their  own conclusions.• Very o...
Why not just tables?Zimbabwean inflation rates (official) sinceindependenceDate   Rate   Date   Rate    Date   Rate   Date...
Thinking with your Eyes
Translated into picture…
What makes a good visualisation?• Effective• Accurate:  – Lie factor = size of visual effect/size of data effect• Efficien...
The Bad…and the Ugly• Pie Chart• Chartjunk• 3D vs 2DCopper Blue Consulting Ltd   4/20/2012   9
The Bad…and the Ugly• Pie ChartFooter Text           4/20/2012   10
Lost Finale: Mins  Breakdown             Filler             Adverts             Questions Answered
Chartjunk Example
Linear vs Quadratic
4/20/2012   14
Chartjunk: unintended
3D vs 2DStudies show that:2D graphs better for comprehension2D graphs were better for complexgraphs3D often considered aes...
Reporting StructureCopper Blue Business Intelligence Ltd   4/20/2012   17
Copper Blue Business Intelligence Ltd   4/20/2012   18
SplomsFooter Text            4/20/2012   19
Back to the Royal Road• Questions?Footer Text             4/20/2012   20
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  1. 1. Data Visualisation using SSRS: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly twitter: @jenstirrup http://www.jenstirrup.comCopper Blue Business Intelligence Ltd March 2011 1
  2. 2. Why Data VisComputers have promised us a fountain of wisdom but delivered a flood of data(Frawley, 1992)Footer Text 4/20/2012 2
  3. 3. What is Data Visualisation?• Data Visualisation which allows the data consumer to draw their own conclusions.• Very often, the data is not static in nature, but fluid and dynamic.
  4. 4. Why not just tables?Zimbabwean inflation rates (official) sinceindependenceDate Rate Date Rate Date Rate Date Rate Date Rate Date Rate1980 7% 1981 14% 1982 15% 1983 19% 1984 10% 1985 10%1986 15% 1987 10% 1988 8% 1989 14% 1990 17% 1991 48%1992 40% 1993 20% 1994 25% 1995 28% 1996 16% 1997 20% 198.93 598.751998 48% 1999 56.9% 2000 55.22% 2001 112.1% 2002 2003 % % 231,150 132.75 585.84 1,281.1 66,212. ,888.872004 2005 2006 2007 2008 % % 1% 3% % (July)
  5. 5. Thinking with your Eyes
  6. 6. Translated into picture…
  7. 7. What makes a good visualisation?• Effective• Accurate: – Lie factor = size of visual effect/size of data effect• Efficient• Aesthetics• Adaptable
  8. 8. The Bad…and the Ugly• Pie Chart• Chartjunk• 3D vs 2DCopper Blue Consulting Ltd 4/20/2012 9
  9. 9. The Bad…and the Ugly• Pie ChartFooter Text 4/20/2012 10
  10. 10. Lost Finale: Mins Breakdown Filler Adverts Questions Answered
  11. 11. Chartjunk Example
  12. 12. Linear vs Quadratic
  13. 13. 4/20/2012 14
  14. 14. Chartjunk: unintended
  15. 15. 3D vs 2DStudies show that:2D graphs better for comprehension2D graphs were better for complexgraphs3D often considered aestheticallymore pleasing
  16. 16. Reporting StructureCopper Blue Business Intelligence Ltd 4/20/2012 17
  17. 17. Copper Blue Business Intelligence Ltd 4/20/2012 18
  18. 18. SplomsFooter Text 4/20/2012 19
  19. 19. Back to the Royal Road• Questions?Footer Text 4/20/2012 20

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