Style your KPIs – Displaying positive or negative change

Using colour is one of the most powerful ways to bring attention to key details within a visualization. Using big numbers is a favourite within the business world and adding a colour to denote positive or negative change is a quick and easy way to quickly communicate...

Dashboard Day 5 – Done and Dusted

So today brings the end to dashboard week – a great feather in the cap. One thing this week has taught me is the importance of working efficiently and not overscoping. Today tested these skills to the max with us being given the go ahead to start at around 10am,...

Dashboard Day 4 – Cheating on Tableau

So day four is down and the challenge was to use an API call to bring in events near our hometown and create a viz using a visualisation software that wasn’t Tableau. Ergh, I miss Tableau. So from my limited knowledge of the products on offer – Power BI,...

Dashboard Day 2 – Parsing PDF Problems

Day 2 down. Yesterday definitely gave me a false confidence, such a tough one today. We have never been taught how to bring PDFs into Alteryx, but that was exactly what the challenge was today! It was in truth a great experience that I know will serve me fantastically...

Dashboard Day 1 – Web Scraping

First day out the way and I am relieved to have it out of the way. I am actually pleasantly surprised with how I managed my time today. I completed the dashboard with around 30 minutes before the 5pm deadline, with enough time to ramble on in the blog. The task was...