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20091028 BCU Journal Club Reporting Data

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20091028 BCU Journal Club Reporting Data

  1. 1. ReportingData<br />BCU Journal Club 20091028 <br />José Ramón Macías<br />
  2. 2. “ Define beautyto be a harmony of all the parts... fitted together with such proportion and connection, that nothing could be added, diminishedor altered, but for the worse.”<br />- Leon Battista (1406-1472)<br />
  3. 3. “<br />Beauty emerges from every design that is working.<br />Buckminster Fuller<br /> architect<br />
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  6. 6. “<br />it’s like potatoes, they may have the most nutritional value straight out of the ground, but it taste like dirt...<br />...cut them up, fry’em, throw some chili and cheese on them, and you have yourself an audience<br />”<br />Jess @wallstats.com<br />
  7. 7. Data:<br />“It’s like potatoes, they may have the most nutritional value straight out of the ground, but it taste like dirt…<br />
  8. 8. …cut them up, fry’em, throw some chili and cheese on them, and you have yourself an audience”<br /><ul><li> Jess @wallstats.com</li></li></ul><li>Pie Chart<br />
  9. 9. Vivek Singh<br />
  10. 10. What is your key message?<br />
  11. 11. Do you really needa chart?<br />
  12. 12. Which chart type should you use<br />
  13. 13. How should you designthe chart?<br />
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  15. 15. Use charts only to<br />
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  17. 17. a chart dissection<br />
  18. 18. Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />20 %<br />15 %<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  19. 19. Axis presents what is measured…<br />…and the units of measurement.<br />Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />20 %<br />15 %<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  20. 20. Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />Present only as much data points as necessary, but not more.<br />20 %<br />15 %<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  21. 21. Only relevant data points should be labeled, otherwise they just will clutter the chart.<br />Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />19 %<br />20 %<br />17 %<br />13 %<br />13 %<br />15 %<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />2 %<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  22. 22. Use legends only for more than one data series.<br />Most of the times labeling directly the lines or pie slices will work better.<br />Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />20 %<br />15 %<br />Observed<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />Expected<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  23. 23. Title must clearly and briefly state the main pointof the chart, the one that supports the presentation purpose.<br />Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />20 %<br />15 %<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  24. 24. Data sourcemust be provided in a way to allow readers to check data by themselves.<br />Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />- Doe J. et al. Nature 2009 <br />20 %<br />15 %<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  25. 25. Color is not for decoration.<br />Use as less as possible and only to remark your point.<br />
  26. 26. You should also highlight less obvious but important issues.<br />Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />This differencealso difficultto explain<br />20 %<br />15 %<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  27. 27. (soft) Animation effects may help to understand complex charts.<br />Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />20 %<br />15 %<br />Observed<br />10 %<br />5 %<br />Expected<br />0<br />cond1<br />cond2<br />cond3<br />cond4<br />cond5<br />
  28. 28. I. remove grid lines<br />II. adjust size<br />III. revise color<br />IV. erase background<br />V. make lines thicker<br />VI remove legend<br />VII delete useless labels<br />VIII move units from axis<br />IX. make axis lines thicker<br />X. change 3D into 2D<br />Improve your<br />Charts in 10<br />easy steps<br />
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  30. 30. Examples<br />
  31. 31. 1<br />#<br />
  32. 32. “ Design is too important to be left to designers ”<br />- Raymon Loewy<br />
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  36. 36. Surprisingly, conditions 4 & 5 behave the same!<br />
  37. 37. 2<br />#<br />
  38. 38. Nancy Duarte<br />
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  48. 48. 3<br />#<br />
  49. 49. Something to avoid<br />
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  51. 51. being creative and<br /> searching for simplicity<br />didn’tgave an answer<br />didn’t know what a BLOG is !!!<br />
  52. 52. After<br />Before<br />
  53. 53. Some statistics…<br />people that visit blogsregularly<br />thesedon’t<br />
  54. 54. rethinking pie charts<br />uncensored<br />uncensored<br />diversity<br />diversity<br />spontaneity<br />spontaneity<br />
  55. 55. Most valuedfeature from blogs:<br />diversity<br />spontaneity<br />uncensored<br />
  56. 56. Most valuedfeature from blogs:<br />uncensored<br />diversity<br />spontaneity<br />
  57. 57. 4<br />#<br />
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  67. 67. Nancy Duarte<br />DESIGN<br />COMPONENTS<br />
  68. 68. Hierarchy<br />
  69. 69. Flow<br />
  70. 70. Contrast<br />
  71. 71. Proximity<br />
  72. 72. White space<br />
  73. 73. Yes, white space…<br />

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