Tag 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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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 Fonts

Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Fonts

Whether you are using Tableau, Excel, or any other visualization tool, you will come across defaults. The problem with using something right out of the can is that it often does not speak directly to your audience. Your investment in a visualization speaks to your…

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Getting Started with Tableau

Getting Started with Tableau

Tableau, which according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary means “a graphic description or representation,” is a powerful infographic tool with over 50,000 users. Although the user-base is nowhere near that of Excel (with 30,000,000 users), this tool has some perks depending on what you’re looking for in…

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The Data Visualization Design Process: Seven Steps for Beginners

The Data Visualization Design Process: Seven Steps for Beginners

Does data visualization leave you feeling like this? If so, this beginner-level post is for you!   Data visualization requires two skill sets: technical skills to create visualizations in a software program and critical thinking skills to match your visualization to your audience’s information needs,…

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