Provides an insight into all the information that the dataset packs within
What can be improved?
I view this as an information overload. Although very insightful – it is too much to process
Multiple graphs can be combined into one
I happened to stumble upon multiple articles that outlined data visualization best practices. I realized that although exhaustive – many of the visualizations i had been creating violated many important points highlighted in these best practices.
As someone who creates visualizations, we often become well versed with the dataset; this often translates into non intuitive representations for the end users.
So, for this weeks visualization I embarked on the path of data minimalism – trying to convey as much as possible with as little as possible. Here’s the rendition I made –
This visualization shows the progression of the no. of cases over the years. Since the dashboard is quite big – below are two gifs that show the dashboard in action:
I would love suggestion on best practices and on this visualization in general.
Week 30 saw a fairly simple workout that focussed on formatting and the capability of the designer to make the dashboard user friendly and responsive. The dashboard got me in a fix initially since the dashboard I created was extremely sluggish. Before we dive into the details lets take a look at the original dashboard.
If you view the original viz you’ll realize that the transitions are smooth and quick. That’s something that dashboard actions cannot achieve.
Being a beginner myself – it took me some time to decipher that the blocks are actually dashboard buttons with an overlay of a .png image of – city, order, customer, product count and not individual worksheets. This was a key takeaway – to speed up the transition/animation consider dashboard buttons instead of the dashboard actions.
Dashboard size: 600 x 600, # of sheets is up to you
Create a 4 block of KPI/BANs representing the distinct count of
Cities + State combo
Users should be able to click on a box and navigate to a bar chart that shows Sales by the chosen dimension
Match formatting (and I’ve turned off all tooltips this week!)
Colors come from Hue Circle
Here’s my viz –
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