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10 Little Ways to Make Your Data Far More Compelling

10 Little Ways to Make Your Data Far More Compelling

Hubspot is a company that is perhaps the leader in “inbound marketing”. In this blog post, they go through 10 simple ways of improving your visualizations. The post includes specific examples of what can be improved with a chart and how it will look after making the change. The best part, all the example implementations are done in world’s most widely used BI tool, i.e. Excel.


Comments: What is particularly interesting is about this article is it is focused on a very small point which can an easier read for many. This is part of a series of posts about the ‘little of visualisation design’, respecting the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad of this discipline. via

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If you are a data professional, a key part of your job is to interpret and analyze what data tells you, and then communicate that to business users. The effectiveness of communicating this information depends on the user interface design as well as understanding how humans perceive data representations. Recently, this subject is also called as “Human Data Interaction” or HDI. While HDI deals with the art of communicating data stories, Business Intelligence is the practice of getting the right information to the right people, at the right time, via the right channel (definition on Quora). Business Intelligence is about institutionalizing the use of data in decision making as well as improving the organizational efficiency. To instill a culture of data driven decision making, applying the best practices in Human Data Interaction and Business Intelligence is important. This was precisely why Vizually was created. At Vizually, we aim to find the best content that will help you design better dashboards, select the right BI tool, or improve your time to delivery by focusing on the most important elements of your data infrastructure. We do this by hand curating the best content from the web, talking with industry experts, and building … Read more