When creating a dashboard, two critical questions to ask include, “what are the right metrics” and “what collection of graphs will optimize exploration and understanding from a complex relationship between multiple metrics”? This example uses historic economic and stock market data to explore these concepts and to provide powerful insights into stock market patterns relative to economic conditions. This interactive dashboard is powered by tableau public, a new service of Tableau Software. One means of interacting with this dashboard is data point brushing, highlight data in a part of the dashboard by single-clicking and dragging
- Poor presentation of data can make informative interpretation difficult or even impossible.
- We spend years diagramming sentences & solving equations but have minimal exposure to telling stories with data!
- The ability to explore, understand and utilize real-world data is a rare skill that can dramatically improve your organization and career.
Sample revenue data from a university
|College||Quarter||Total Revenue||Tuition||Research||Plan Revenue|
A prickly example
While it is indeed looking sharp, this graph is uninformative.