Archive for Dashboards

Revamping a Tired Data Table: A ‘Before’ and ‘After’ Reveal

Revamping a Tired Data Table: A ‘Before’ and ‘After’ Reveal

I met Mia Schmid in 2017 when she enrolled in one of my Dashboard Design workshops. Later, she reached out and shared her own before/after makeover based on what she learned in the training. Her makeover was so dramatic that I wanted to share it…

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Explore Your Spreadsheets with Miniature At-a-Glance Graphs

Explore Your Spreadsheets with Miniature At-a-Glance Graphs

I worked in several university research centers before transitioning to applied settings. My favorite position was as a researcher in a longitudinal study of adolescent development. We followed the same cohort of ~175 participants from their preteen years through adulthood. This is and was a…

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How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

I give dozens of workshops, webinars, and conference keynotes each year. Which means I receive dozens of evaluation surveys each year. After my sessions, the clients who sponsored the workshop ask their participants to rate my session. Sometimes the satisfaction surveys are electronic. Other times, the satisfaction…

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Behind the Scenes: TechnoServe’s Results Portal

Behind the Scenes: TechnoServe’s Results Portal

As we were wrapping TechnoServe’s 2016 Impact Report, I also began consulting on TechnoServe’s Results Portal. The Results Portal is an interactive, web-based dashboard that’s embedded within TechnoServe’s website at http://www.technoserve.org/our-work/impact#portal. For the first time, TechnoServe’s beneficiaries, partners, donors, and prospective donors can view key…

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Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Colors

Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Colors

Now you’ve got some fonts that aren’t basic, how about some custom colors? I really like matching my visualizations to my report, which is almost always based on the color scheme of the organization I’m working with. Let me tell you though, this can be…

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