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Top 10 things to keep in mind for making good looking reports and dashboards

Top 10 things to keep in mind for making good looking reports and dashboards

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 in Data Visualization, Information | 0 comments

1. Use WHITE for your Dashboard Background When we ran a survey (sample size of 630 prospects who use reporting tools on a daily basis) , we found that 73% percent of the people wanted a white background when they were looking at reports on their desktops. 56% preferred darker backgrounds on mobile devices and […]

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The Boring Exhaustive List of Charts for Dashboards

Posted on 17 Dec 2013 in Chart of the Week, Data Visualization, Information | 0 comments

There is an exhaustive list of chart types you can use for your web dashboards. Essentially, the way we look at it, there are two basic cateogories of charts : Category #1 – Comparison, Composition and Distribution Category #2 –  Grouping , Tracking , Relationship and Profiling   Category #1 : Comparison, Composition and Distribution […]

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SPSS – Frequencies, Counts and Percents

Posted on 16 Oct 2013 in Data Visualization, SPSS | 0 comments

Counts and percents are wonderful statistics because they are easy to explain and quickly grasped.  We at SecondPrism , use counts to answer the most basic questions when we deal with data coming from files – spss and excel. Questions like – ‘How many people were Male who liked this product ?’ use frequencies to get […]

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Who found the tag cloud (word cloud) ?

Posted on 08 Oct 2013 in Chart of the Week, Data Visualization, Information | 0 comments

Tag clouds (also known as “word clouds”) are visually aggregated summaries of large bodies of textual data.  Their purpose is to take a selection of text or humanly created tags and visually display the frequency of the most commonly used words within that document or collection.  These are useful for qualitative analysis by highlighting major […]

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Is this map the oldest data visualization artifact in history ?

Posted on 07 Oct 2013 in Chart of the Week, Data Visualization | 0 comments

After acquiring food, human’s next priority was to improve his communication. Drawing herds of deers, predators and maps enabled us to memorize or pass on our memory of food acquistion strategies.The human activity of graphically translating one’s perception of his world is now generally recognized as a universally acquired skill and one that pre-dates virtually […]

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