Navigating KPI Block

Workout Wednesday – Week 30

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.

Click here to view the interactive 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
    • Customers
    • Cities + State combo
    • Product Name
    • Order IDs
  • 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 –

Click here to view the interactive dashboard

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Alteryx Walk-through : Aggregate Consumer Purchases


Here’s the problem statement for challenge #8

For this week’s exercise we will look at customer purchase behavior to decide if we should offer a “Meal Deal” that would add a side and drink to a purchase of pizza or a burger.

This week’s Objective:

In order to decide if we should start including a new “Meal Deal” on our menu we want to study the potential impact on recent transactions. Please identify the number and percentage of orders since July 1, 2013 which include the following categories of food: Pizza OR Burger along with a Side and Drink.

Summary of Data:

Point of Sale data includes the ticket level information, and the lookup table categorizes items into higher-level food categories. Continue reading Alteryx Walk-through : Aggregate Consumer Purchases