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After reading our latest posts on data visualization, Russ Davidson from www.findaccountingsoftware.com pointed me to a post on various kinds of visualizations by Adam Bluemner, 7 Alternatives to the Bar Graph and When to Use Them in BI Reporting, and asked for my comments. Bluemner gives a good overview. Indeed, I’m probably the audience for the post as I probably use bar charts and line charts excessively. That’s not necessarily bad—my customers are financial folks after all. Many are...Read more
Having read so far in this series on financial data visualization, you’ve learned not to put too much data into your charts and to beware of false variances. So, you may have created some good data visualizations and hopefully sparked the interest of your users. They may even have started asking questions. But our job as business intelligence consultants isn’t done. Indeed, just when you think you’ve spotted a meaningful trend, you need to push further and ask—is this really as meaningful as it...Read more
I hope after my previous post, Financial Data Visualization Key #1—One Chart Can't Tell the Whole Story, you’ll know better than to cram too much data into a single chart. But that’s not the only problem you’ll face. Data Visualization Mistake #1—Choosing Incomparable Time Periods The following is a true story. To protect the guilty, I’ve changed the scenario to hotel bookings, instead of what we were actually measuring. Our client hired a new director, and part of his job was to communicate...Read more