Spooning Skyscrapers! Maybe this Time You’ll See Why Bars Work Better than Donuts

By |2016-08-11T10:01:44+00:00August 11th, 2016|Business Visualizations, General Discussions, Makeovers|

Overview As readers of this blog know, I have my problems with donut charts. That said, I acknowledge that they can be cool and, under certain circumstances, enormously useful. On a recent flight I was struck by how much I liked the animated “estimated time to arrival” donut chart that appeared on my personal TV [...]

I Want to Look at Something Beautiful

By |2016-03-30T09:20:39+00:00March 30th, 2016|Business Visualizations, General Discussions|

Some thoughts on functionality, beauty, crown molding, and lollipop charts Overview I’ve been writing a book about business dashboards with Jeffrey Shaffer and Andy Cotgreave and we’ve conducted screen-sharing sessions with dozens of people and reviewed scores of dashboards. We had a particularly enjoyable jam session with Tableau Zen Master Mark Jackson last week. When [...]