The Big Book of Dashboards

The Big Book of Dashboards Author Steve Wexler
ISBN-10 9781119282716
Year 2017-04-24
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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"In The Dashboard Book, the authors will lay out a variety of examples of successful dashboards so that the reader can find a scenario that closely matches what he or she is tasked with visualizing"--

The Big Book of Dashboards

The Big Book of Dashboards Author Steve Wexler
ISBN-10 9781119282785
Year 2017-04-24
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The definitive reference book with real-world solutions you won't find anywhere else The Big Book of Dashboards presents a comprehensive reference for those tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards. Comprising dozens of examples that address different industries and departments (healthcare, transportation, finance, human resources, marketing, customer service, sports, etc.) and different platforms (print, desktop, tablet, smartphone, and conference room display) The Big Book of Dashboards is the only book that matches great dashboards with real-world business scenarios. By organizing the book based on these scenarios and offering practical and effective visualization examples, The Big Book of Dashboards will be the trusted resource that you open when you need to build an effective business dashboard. In addition to the scenarios there's an entire section of the book that is devoted to addressing many practical and psychological factors you will encounter in your work. It's great to have theory and evidenced-based research at your disposal, but what will you do when somebody asks you to make your dashboard 'cooler' by adding packed bubbles and donut charts? The expert authors have a combined 30-plus years of hands-on experience helping people in hundreds of organizations build effective visualizations. They have fought many 'best practices' battles and having endured bring an uncommon empathy to help you, the reader of this book, survive and thrive in the data visualization world. A well-designed dashboard can point out risks, opportunities, and more; but common challenges and misconceptions can make your dashboard useless at best, and misleading at worst. The Big Book of Dashboards gives you the tools, guidance, and models you need to produce great dashboards that inform, enlighten, and engage.

The Big Book of Dashboards

The Big Book of Dashboards Author Steve Wexler
ISBN-10 9781119282730
Year 2017-05-03
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The definitive reference book with real-world solutions you won't find anywhere else The Big Book of Dashboards presents a comprehensive reference for those tasked with building or overseeing the development of business dashboards. Comprising dozens of examples that address different industries and departments (healthcare, transportation, finance, human resources, marketing, customer service, sports, etc.) and different platforms (print, desktop, tablet, smartphone, and conference room display) The Big Book of Dashboards is the only book that matches great dashboards with real-world business scenarios. By organizing the book based on these scenarios and offering practical and effective visualization examples, The Big Book of Dashboards will be the trusted resource that you open when you need to build an effective business dashboard. In addition to the scenarios there's an entire section of the book that is devoted to addressing many practical and psychological factors you will encounter in your work. It's great to have theory and evidenced-based research at your disposal, but what will you do when somebody asks you to make your dashboard 'cooler' by adding packed bubbles and donut charts? The expert authors have a combined 30-plus years of hands-on experience helping people in hundreds of organizations build effective visualizations. They have fought many 'best practices' battles and having endured bring an uncommon empathy to help you, the reader of this book, survive and thrive in the data visualization world. A well-designed dashboard can point out risks, opportunities, and more; but common challenges and misconceptions can make your dashboard useless at best, and misleading at worst. The Big Book of Dashboards gives you the tools, guidance, and models you need to produce great dashboards that inform, enlighten, and engage.

Storytelling with Data

Storytelling with Data Author Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
ISBN-10 9781119002253
Year 2015-10-26
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Visualizing Financial Data

Visualizing Financial Data Author Julie Rodriguez
ISBN-10 9781118907856
Year 2016-05-02
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A fresh take on financial data visualization for greater accuracy and understanding Visualizing Financial Data shows you how to design dynamic, best-of-breed visualizations for better communication of financial data. This book provides a comprehensive set of visualizations tailored to the most common requirements for corporate financial reporting, as well as portfolio, mutual fund, and hedge fund management. This highly visual, full color book showcases a series of cases that push data communication conventions forward, demonstrating and contrasting traditional bar, line, and pie charts against more modern visual methods. The companion website features all of the visualizations discussed, and provides the underlying datasets that you can use to practice on your own or customize the visualizations for your own use. Get a fresh take on visualizations and insight you need to communicate financial data better than ever before. Expand the boundaries of data visualization conventions Optimize data communications, understanding, and disclosure Learn new approaches to traditional charts and visualizations Create exemplary visualizations Visualizing Financial Data shows you newer, better ways of communicating the full meaning of the data, to support efficient, timely, and effective decision-making.

Kibana Essentials

Kibana Essentials Author Yuvraj Gupta
ISBN-10 9781784392444
Year 2015-11-06
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Use the functionalities of Kibana to discover data and build attractive visualizations and dashboards for real-world scenarios About This Book Perform real-time data analytics and visualizations, on streaming data, using Kibana Build beautiful visualizations and dashboards with simplicity and ease without any type of coding involved Learn all the core concepts as well as detailed information about each component used in Kibana Who This Book Is For Whether you are new to the world of data analytics and data visualization or an expert, this book will provide you with the skills required to use Kibana with ease and simplicity for real-time data visualization of streaming data. This book is intended for those professionals who are interested in learning about Kibana,its installations, and how to use it . As Kibana provides a user-friendly web page, no prior experience is required. What You Will Learn Understand the basic concepts of elasticsearch used in Kibana along with step by step guide to install Kibana in Windows and Ubuntu Explore the functionality of all the components used in Kibana in detail, such as the Discover, Visualize, Dashboard,and Settings pages Analyze data using the powerful search capabilities of elasticsearch Understand the different types of aggregations used in Kibana for visualization Create and build different types of amazing visualizations and dashboards easily Create, save, share, embed, and customize the visualizations added to the dashboard Customize and tweak the advanced settings of Kibana to ensure ease of use In Detail With the increasing interest in data analytics and visualization of large data around the globe, Kibana offers the best features to analyze data and create attractive visualizations and dashboards through simple-to-use web pages. The variety of visualizations provided, combined with the powerful underlying elasticsearch capabilities will help professionals improve their skills with this technology. This book will help you quickly familiarize yourself to Kibana and will also help you to understand the core concepts of this technology to build visualizations easily. Starting with setting up of Kibana and elasticsearch in Windows and Ubuntu, you will then use the Discover page to analyse your data intelligently. Next, you will learn to use the Visualization page to create beautiful visualizations without the need for any coding. Then, you will learn how to use the Dashboard page to create a dashboard and instantly share and embed the dashboards. You will see how to tweak the basic and advanced settings provided in Kibana to manage searches, visualizations, and dashboards. Finally, you will use Kibana to build visualizations and dashboards for real-world scenarios. You will quickly master the functionalities and components used in Kibana to create amazing visualizations based on real-world scenarios. With ample screenshots to guide you through every step, this book will assist you in creating beautiful visualizations with ease. Style and approach This book is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you understand Kibana. It's explained in an easy-to-follow style along with supporting images. Every chapter is explained sequentially , covering the basics of each component of Kibana and providing detailed explanations of all the functionalities of Kibana that appeal.

Art Data

Art   Data Author Hunter Barrett
ISBN-10 0998105740
Year 2016-10-17
Pages 66
Language en
Publisher
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Why did you click this book? Maybe you're an executive who wants quick insights into your organization. You're busy. We get that. You'll probably only skim this book in 20 minutes. But we hope you're compelled by its intuitive visual analytics and the chance to track progress and increase your company's impact. How about getting a box of these books to hand out to your data analytics teams across the company? Maybe you're a team lead who relies on data to fulfill your commitments to your organization. Do you need engaging analytics for your technology group? Sales operations? Finance or marketing program? We're betting yes. Then you'll probably settle in and spend a few hours reading this book and relating to the dashboard examples that best match your department. How about getting 10 or more copies for the other people in your team? Or maybe you're an analytics expert. You geek out on software like Tableau and digging deep into the realm of data visualization. We do too! You'll likely spend days on this book pouring over all the incredible practices and concepts embedded in it. We hope so anyway. Our intent is to highlight best practices for dashboard design and empower you to further explore all those data points we know you're obsessed with. We got your back on this. No matter who you are, we're sure you'll agree that successful organizations don't just tell data stories--they use excellent design to do so. They find harmony between data and art. We've done just that by creating our 5 Elements of Dashboard Design: Integrity, Flow, Color, Typeface and Charm. With these powerful standards, we consistently help people use data to realize better outcomes. So be inspired. Partner with us. And take from this collection of 20 custom dashboards what you will. Then don't be shy. Blog about it. Recommend it to friends. Put it on the office coffee table. Whatever you do, know that we are one of you!

Tableau Your Data

Tableau Your Data Author Daniel G. Murray
ISBN-10 9781119001201
Year 2016-01-29
Pages 736
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Transform your organization's data into actionable insights with Tableau Tableau is designed specifically to provide fast and easy visual analytics. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface helps you create interactive reports, dashboards, and visualizations, all without any special or advanced training. This all new edition of Tableau Your Data! is your Tableau companion, helping you get the most out of this invaluable business toolset. Tableau Your Data! shows you how to build dynamic, best of breed visualizations using the Tableau Software toolset. This comprehensive guide covers the core feature set for data analytics, and provides clear step-by-step guidance toward best practices and advanced techniques that go way beyond the user manual. You'll learn how Tableau is different from traditional business information analysis tools, and how to navigate your way around the Tableau 9.0 desktop before delving into functions and calculations, as well as sharing with the Tableau Server. Analyze data more effectively with Tableau Desktop Customize Tableau's settings for your organization's needs with detailed real-world examples on data security, scaling, syntax, and more Deploy visualizations to consumers throughout the enterprise - from sales to marketing, operations to finance, and beyond Understand Tableau functions and calculations and leverage Tableau across every link in the value chain Learn from actual working models of the book's visualizations and other web-based resources via a companion website Tableau helps you unlock the stories within the numbers, and Tableau Your Data! puts the software's full functionality right at your fingertips.

Good Charts

Good Charts Author Scott Berinato
ISBN-10 9781633690714
Year 2016-04-26
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Harvard Business Review Press
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Dataviz—the new language of business A good visualization can communicate the nature and potential impact of information and ideas more powerfully than any other form of communication. For a long time “dataviz” was left to specialists—data scientists and professional designers. No longer. A new generation of tools and massive amounts of available data make it easy for anyone to create visualizations that communicate ideas far more effectively than generic spreadsheet charts ever could. What’s more, building good charts is quickly becoming a need-to-have skill for managers. If you’re not doing it, other managers are, and they’re getting noticed for it and getting credit for contributing to your company’s success. In Good Charts, dataviz maven Scott Berinato provides an essential guide to how visualization works and how to use this new language to impress and persuade. Dataviz today is where spreadsheets and word processors were in the early 1980s—on the cusp of changing how we work. Berinato lays out a system for thinking visually and building better charts through a process of talking, sketching, and prototyping. This book is much more than a set of static rules for making visualizations. It taps into both well-established and cutting-edge research in visual perception and neuroscience, as well as the emerging field of visualization science, to explore why good charts (and bad ones) create “feelings behind our eyes.” Along the way, Berinato also includes many engaging vignettes of dataviz pros, illustrating the ideas in practice. Good Charts will help you turn plain, uninspiring charts that merely present information into smart, effective visualizations that powerfully convey ideas.

Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook

Tableau 10 Business Intelligence Cookbook Author Donabel Santos
ISBN-10 9781786469731
Year 2016-11-30
Pages 476
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Create powerful, effective visualizations to help analyze your data with Tableau 10 by your side About This Book Cook your favorite Tableau 10 business intelligence recipe with the help of this easy-to-follow book Build beautiful, interactive dashboards and visualizations in Tableau 10 that help you make informed decisions This rich collection of independent recipes cover everything needed to become an advanced Tableau user and get an edge over other Tableau users Who This Book Is For This book is targeted to business, data, and analytics professionals who want to build rich interactive visualizations using Tableau. Familiarity with previous versions of Tableau would be helpful, but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Become familiar with the Tableau interface Build basic to more advanced charts with step-by-step recipes Use filters, calculated fields, parameters, and actions to add interactivity to charts and dashboards Prepare and transform data for analysis using Tableau's built-in tools and functions Create effective and compelling dashboards and story points Leverage Tableau's mapping capabilities to visualize location and shape data Integrate analytics and forecasting to enhance data analysis Get to know tips and tricks to work more quickly and effectively in Tableau Increase your confidence and competence in creating rich, interactive visualizations in Tableau In Detail Tableau is a software tool that can speed up data analysis through its rich visualization capabilities, and help uncover insights for better and smarter decision making. This book is for the business, technology, data and analytics professionals who use and analyze data and data-driven approaches to support business operations and strategic initiatives in their organizations. This book provides easy-to-follow recipes to get the reader up and running with Tableau 10, and covers basic to advanced use cases and scenarios. The book starts with building basic charts in Tableau and moves on to building more complex charts by incorporating different Tableau features and interactivity components. There is an entire chapter dedicated to dashboard techniques and best practices. A number of recipes specifically for geospatial visualization, analytics, and data preparation are also covered. By the end of this book, you'll have gained confidence and competence to analyze and communicate data and insights more efficiently and effectively by creating compelling interactive charts, dashboards, and stories in Tableau. Style and approach This book is a collection of independent recipes that cover a wide range of options for data visualization on offer with Tableau. With the help of the recipes in this book, you can explore Tableau and pick the business intelligence solution that's best suited for your needs.

Effective Data Visualization

Effective Data Visualization Author Stephanie D. H. Evergreen
ISBN-10 9781506303079
Year 2016-05-04
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher SAGE Publications
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Written by sought-after speaker, designer, and researcher Stephanie D. H. Evergreen, Effective Data Visualization shows readers how to create Excel charts and graphs that best communicate data findings. This comprehensive how-to guide functions as a set of blueprints—supported by research and the author’s extensive experience with clients in industries all over the world—for conveying data in an impactful way. Delivered in Evergreen’s humorous and approachable style, the book covers the spectrum of graph types available beyond the default options, how to determine which one most appropriately fits specific data stories, and easy steps for making the chosen graph in Excel.

Information Dashboard Design

Information Dashboard Design Author Stephen Few
ISBN-10 1600330193
Year 2006-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Oreilly & Associates Incorporated
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Dashboards have become popular in recent years as uniquely powerful tools for communicating important information at a glance. Although dashboards are potentially powerful, this potential is rarely realized. The greatest display technology in the world won't solve this if you fail to use effective visual design. And if a dashboard fails to tell you precisely what you need to know in an instant, you'll never use it, even if it's filled with cute gauges, meters, and traffic lights. Don't let your investment in dashboard technology go to waste. This book will teach you the visual design skills you need to create dashboards that communicate clearly, rapidly, and compellingly. "Information Dashboard Design will explain how to: Avoid the thirteen mistakes common to dashboard design Provide viewers with the information they need quickly and clearly Apply what we now know about visual perception to the visual presentation of information Minimize distractions, cliches, and unnecessary embellishments that create confusion Organize business information to support meaning and usability Create an aesthetically pleasing viewing experience Maintain consistency of design to provide accurate interpretation Optimize the power of dashboard technology by pairing it with visual effectiveness Stephen Few has over 20 years of experience as an IT innovator, consultant, and educator. As Principal of the consultancy Perceptual Edge, Stephen focuses on data visualization for analyzing and communicating quantitative business information. He provides consulting and training services, speaks frequently at conferences, and teaches in the MBA program at the University ofCalifornia in Berkeley. He is also the author of "Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten. Visit his website at www.perceptualedge.com.

Draw to Win

Draw to Win Author Dan Roam
ISBN-10 9780399563003
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Get ready for the ultimate crash course in communicating and solving problems through simple pictures. Thirty-two thousand years ago, your many-times-great-grandparents Oog and Aag drew pictures on the wall of a cave. They had an innate need to communicate, but no written language. So they found an easy and natural way to share their thoughts and stories. Today, after so many years when speaking and writing dominated, we're back in another highly visual age. About 90 percent of everything shared online is now visual—selfies, GIFs, smartphone videos, and more. This explosion of communication through pictures isn't a millenial-driven fad; it's as natural as those lines first drawn by Oog and Aag. Just turbo-charged by the latest technology. And yet over the past twenty years, as I've taught people from Fortune 500 CE0s to White House staffers how to harness the power of imagery, the biggest objection I've always heard is, "But I can't draw!" Trust me, you can. You don't need to be da Vinci to be an outstanding visual thinker and communicator. The most effective drawings are the simplest, and you can get good at those in three minutes. In this little book, I'll teach you how to use seven basic shapes to explain just about anything to just about anyone. If you've read my previous books, you'll see one or two familiar tools here, along with a bunch of new tools you can start using right away. If you're new to my approach—welcome! Get ready to work smarter, communicate more clearly, and get better at whatever you do, just by picking up a pen. Get ready to draw to win. From the Hardcover edition.

Tableau Dashboard Cookbook

Tableau Dashboard Cookbook Author Jen Stirrup
ISBN-10 9781782177913
Year 2016-01-11
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Packt Publishing Ltd
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Over 40 recipes for designing professional dashboards by implementing data visualization principles About This Book Utilize the features of Tableau to create, design, and develop effective, beautiful dashboards Use data visualization principles to help you to design dashboards that enlighten and support business decisions Explore Tableau's functionality with practical lessons that help you to build your own solution as you progress through the book Who This Book Is For If you are a business user or developer who wants to use Tableau to create dashboards that use data visualization theory and techniques, this is the book for you. Whether you are new to Tableau or an expert, with this book you will be able to master data visualization and put it into practice, creating Tableau dashboards that make a difference in your organization. What You Will Learn Customize your designs to meet the needs of your business using Tableau Use Tableau to prototype, develop, and deploy the final dashboard Communicate and share your dashboards internally within the business, or externally with the rest of the world via Tableau public Integrate your data to provide mashed-up dashboards Be inspired with color, motion, and other design tricks when designing dashboards Formulate your business rules into Tableau formulae that you can reuse Consider your business users and data consumer needs as you learn about color theory and psychology and put them into action In Detail With increasing interest and enthusiasm for data visualization in the media, businesses are looking to create effective dashboards that engage as well as communicate the truth of data. Tableau makes data accessible to everyone, and is a great way of sharing enterprise dashboards across the business. The deceptively simple Tableau interface hides a variety and complexity of features available for dashboarding, and this book will help you to become familiar with these features. Tableau offers an easy-to-use and fun way of designing, constructing, and sharing your dashboards. This book will familiarize you with its features and enable you to develop and enhance your dashboard skills, starting with an overview of what dashboard is followed by how you can collect data using various mathematical formulas. Next you'll learn to filter and group data, as well as how to use various functions to present the data in an appealing and accurate way. The book will also teach you how to use the key advanced string functions to play with data and images. You will be walked through the various features of Tableau including dual axes, scatterplot matrices, heat maps, and sizing. Finally, this book will help you consider what to do next with your dashboard, whether it's on a server or in collaboration with other tools. Style and approach This book follows a step-by-step approach to taking a data source and building up a series of dashboard elements, ultimately resulting in a series of dashboards for your business. Each topic is explained sequentially in the process of creating a dashboard from design to delivery. There are also detailed explanations of the basic and advanced features of Tableau that serve the needs of dashboard artists.