An image worth more than thousand of data, sorry words. Yes, sometimes you have a lot of data to present in a very small period of data. What is better than a good dashboard where to see in a glance your KPI’s or a nice infographics to show tons of info in few seconds?
People don’t have time, so having all in one page is very useful to present but also to make a good storytelling to help your audience to digest complex info and memorize important messages.
63% of your audience could remember stories, but only 5% could remember a single statistic (Source: Stanford professor Chip Heath)
Create an infographics
You can simply create an infographics with Picktochart
Here how it works:
- Sign in to piktochart
- Define a template
- Select from the left menu with icon, graphics that you want to change or adjust (graphics, background, text, color, tools)
- On the top side you can save, share or download
Below you can find some examples
A simple but powerful infographics could be found here:
What now you have to do is just think about which are the data that you would like to present and how to create a good storytelling that your audience will remind.
If you need to analyze quickly your data, consider to read: How to analyze your data in 5 minutes with Panda.
Build your dashboard in 5 minutes
Dashboard helps you to understand immediately what is going well (maybe showing green numbers, up arrows) and where to investigate more maybe with other self-service reports.
To create powerful visualization you need to fulfill the following requirements:
– What I want to explain with this dashboard? Maybe I want to show if we have reach our sales target, or which are the most contributors for growth or products that are in delay
– Test how simple and easy to read is your dashboard: go to one of your colleague with less familiarity with technology and ask to explain the content of our report. If he/she report the right message you have created a good one. Otherwise interview other people on what is difficult to read or unclear and simplify.
–Create your dashboard: you have several tools to create it:
- Excel: Best info At Chandoo.org where you will discover how to create and manage your dashboard.
- Python: More complicated but you can define every aspect of your dashboard.
- Plotly and Bokeh are the modules that you can use to excel on this topic.
- An interesting example is this Bokeh dashboard or Kickstarter project by category and status (successfull, cancelled…) including also name of the project if you pass through
- R: Best choice: Here you can customize everything, using Shiny and Rmarkdown using less code than Python.
- An interesting example is R Cran download monitor, where in one page you can see evolution of package download, name
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