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Don’t let your message be lost amongst mountains of text.In most organizations, powerpoint has become the de facto presentation tool. When asked to run a meeting, we instantly open powerpoint… Read More

The post The perils of powerpoint appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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The problem with using so many colors in a chart is it introduces a sense of complexity. People perceive more aesthetic designs as easier to use. They tend to be more engaged with a chart if it appears pretty.

The post How to fix a multi-colored stacked bar chart? appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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A waterfall chart is used to show how an initial value is increased and/or decreased by a series of intermediate values, leading to a final value.

The post How to use waterfall charts? appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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A cycle plot shows both days of the week/month of the year effect and trend/cycle in data. Cycle plots were created by Willian Cleveland and his colleagues in 1978 at Bell Labs.

The post How to use cycle plots to show seasonality? appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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For this week, I created a quick makeover using Datawrapper. My aim was to allow easy comparison between the 10 waste sources. I chose to use the trusted old bar chart.

The post Makeover Monday: What kind of waste appears on UK beaches? appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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Indexing data is an effective method to normalize the data to a common starting point and observe how variables change over time relative to each other.

The post When marrying in Hawaii, buy a Japanese car: Indexed charts explained appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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The challenge with stacked bar charts is that if there is something interesting happening further up the stack, it becomes difficult to see because it is stacked on top of other things that are also changing. In this chart, with 7 different colours, it is hard to understand what's going on.

The post Makeover Monday: Consumer spending by generation appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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A connected scatterplot is a scatterplot with a third ordered variable used to connect the encoding between X and Y positions. This third variable is often time.

The post Connected scatterplots: explained with an example appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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Original Analysis of the originalHere are a series of questions I use to analyse a chart. Where are my eyes drawn?: My eyes are drawn to the blue arc for… Read More

The post Makeover Monday: How do we really feel about women leaders? appeared first on Daydreaming Numbers.

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Let’s talk about what to use instead of dual axis charts. Here are 5 alternatives - Side-by-side charts. 2 charts labelled directly, Prioritizing and levelling, connected scatterplot and indexed charts.

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