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More Business Insights with Better Excel Charts and Dashboards

More Business Insights with Better Excel Charts and Dashboards
Data It all begins with data. Data that you can trust, data that can answer your questions, well-structured data that you can interact with. No, it’s not easy to find such data. Visualization Data visualization is a highway between the data and your brain. Excel Excel is the best tool to learn and apply sound data visualization principles and best practices: you already know how to use it, you already know how to make a chart. Users Data visualization is not about prettier charts and infographics and, in a business environment, has nothing to do with graphic design or artistic skills.

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The Data Visualization Beginner’s Toolkit #2: Visualization Tools (Note: if you are new to this series, the DVBTK doesn’t teach you how to do visualization. Rather it is meant to help people find a less chaotic and more effective path towards the acquisition of the necessary skills to become a data visualization pro. To know more, make sure to read the introduction to the series first.) The DVBTK #1 introduced books and study material to make sure you acquire the right knowledge in the right order. Studying is the first step and there’s no level of practice that can substitute for it. How to Create an Excel Dashboard - The Excel Charts Blog The Excel Charts Blog Excel dashboards and executive reports are powerful, fairly easy to design and a great way to improve your Excel and data visualization skills. Because of its flexibility, you can virtually design any dashboard in Excel exactly the way you, or the users, imagined. And, best of all, you may want to implement it yourself or consider it a prototype and ask IT to implement it. Once you know what will the Excel dashboard be used for and what kind of metrics users expect, there are three major areas that you must address when creating it:

38 Tools For Beautiful Data Visualisations As we enter the Big Data era, it becomes more important to properly expand our capacity to process information for analysis and communication purposes. In a business context, this is evident as good visualisation techniques can support statistical treatment of data, or even become an analysis technique. But also, can be used as a communication tool to report insights that inform decisions.

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Task-Centered User Interface Design : Main page and Shareware Notice The suggested shareware fee for this book is $5.00, payable to Clayton Lewis and John Rieman. Send it to: Clayton Lewis and John Rieman P.O.Box 1543 Boulder, CO 80306 USA. Vitaly Friedman's Notebook: List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow-charts List of nifty tools for drawing diagrams, charts and flow-charts » Aug 18, 11:53 AM Update: The site is experiencing heavy load at the moment, please be patient. Meanwhile, you can digg the article, if you think it could be useful for other users. Being a web-developer means not only being able to design web-sites or program their functionality. Sometimes it also means to be able to explain complex issues clearly and be able to present to your potential customers reasonable and convincing arguments – in order to find the best compromise between the customer’s wishes and the standards you respect. In fact, it is essential to make sure the customer understands which advantages you are actually offering and why this or that layout and markup are better for a given web-project.

» Beyond Tag Clouds: TagArcs for Wordpress Tag Visualization (part I) Beyond Tag Clouds: TagArcs for WordPress Tag Visualization Tag clouds are very use­ful to vi­sua­lize the most fre­quently used tags on a web­site, e.g. a blog. This is done by stee­ring at­ten­tion through em­pha­si­zed words whose font size, co­lor or po­si­tion stands out. But not­hing can be found out about tem­po­ral re­la­tion of a tag's posts. For me this be­came evi­dently on my own tag cloud (see left) which still ra­tes 'Lima' at the lea­ding po­si­tion whe­reas the re­la­ted ar­ti­cles are more then three years old. Excel Experts E-Letter Archives The Excel Experts E-Letter (or EEE) is a newsletter produced by David Hager. EEE is filled with useful tips and tricks for Excel. Most of the material in geared towards the more advanced user. Note: The EEE newsletter is no longer distributed via email. Any future issues will appear here.

Color Use in Data Representation Color Use Guidelines for Data Representation [ASA presentation]Cynthia A. Brewer Department of Geography, Penn State, Paper prepared for invited presentation in Theme Session titled “Using results from perception and cognition to design statistical graphics” organized by Dan Carr for the Section on Statistical Graphics at the 1999 ASA Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore. Introduction XML/SWF Charts is a simple, yet powerful tool to create attractive charts and graphs from XML data. Create an XML source to describe a chart, then pass it to this tool's flash file to generate the chart. The XML source can be prepared manually, or generated dynamically using any scripting language (PHP, ASP, CFML, Perl, etc.) XML/SWF Charts makes the best of both the XML and SWF worlds. XML provides flexible data generation, and Flash provides the best graphic quality.

ImagePlot visualization software: explore patterns in large image collections What is ImagePlot? ImagePlot is a free software tool that visualizes collections of images and video of any size. It is implemented as a macro which works with the open source image processing program ImageJ. ImagePlot was developed by the Software Studies Initiative with support from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). See your whole image collection in a single visualization. Existing visualization tools show data as points, lines, and bars.