There is no perfect chart and there is no perfect dashboard

By |2016-06-22T13:31:54+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

Overview My obsession with finding the best way to visualize data will often infiltrate my dreams. In my slumbers I find myself dragging Tableau pills in an ongoing pursuit to come up with the ideal dashboard that shines light on whatever data set has invaded my psyche. But is the pursuit of the perfect dashboard [...]

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility (or, Think Before you use a Donut Chart)

By |2015-01-20T12:45:15+00:00January 20th, 2015|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

 “With great power comes great responsibility” -- Voltaire -- Benjamin Parker (Uncle Ben from Spiderman) Overview Recently both Ryan Sleeper and Andy Kriebel blogged about donut charts in Tableau. Figure 1 -- Donut chart courtesy of Andy Kriebel While both of them cautioned about where, when, and how best to use them, I [...]

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