Archive for the ‘Visualizations’ Category

Global IQ: What are the 10 most populated countries?

September 6, 2017

Today, a lesson in world geography and data visualization…

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Below is a great visual from Tableau … countries are displayed as as bubbles … with each bubble proportionate based on each country’s population.

The 10 most populated countries are numbered.

OK, name them … in order.

Should be easy for well-educated, news-following, world travelers … right?

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Need a hint ?

The bubbles are color-coded based on region:

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Ready to check your answer?

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Global IQ: What are the 10 most populated countries?

April 5, 2017

Today, a lesson in world geography and data visualization…

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Below is a great visual from Tableau … countries are displayed as as bubbles … with each bubble proportionate based on each country’s population.

The 10 most populated countries are numbered.

OK, name them … in order.

Should be easy for well-educated, news-following, world travelers … right?

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Need a hint ?

The bubbles are color-coded based on region:

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Ready to check your answer?

(more…)

Yum, those burgers looks good …

December 9, 2016

Adding visuals to menus (and reports) creates interest and boosts credibility.

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Studies have shown that adding  icons and photos to restaurant menus increase sales up to 30% for the featured items.

The visuals draw attention to the items … if done well, they stimulate diners’ senses.

OK, we’ve all be menu-enticed … that’s not news.

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But, did you know that simply adding a visual – a graph or chart  or formula — to a report can boost the credibility of a conclusion by 50% or more?

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Yum, those burgers looks good …

May 25, 2016

Adding visuals to menus (and reports) creates interest and boosts credibility.

+++++++

Studies have shown that adding  icons and photos to restaurant menus increase sales up to 30% for the featured items.

The visuals draw attention to the items … if done well, they stimulate diners’ senses.

OK, we’ve all be menu-enticed … that’s not news.

image

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But, did you know that simply adding a visual – a graph or chart  or formula — to a report can boost the credibility of a conclusion by 50% or more?

(more…)

What does this map represent?

January 7, 2013

Take a guess …

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No good reason for anybody to know.

It’s a mapgraphic depicting the 1,540 Walmart stores in 1990.

So what?

Here’s what makes it interesting.

For a cool, dynamic visual showing how & where Walmart has grown over the years, click the link to view FlowData.com’s Walmart growth map.

The content is interesting, and it’s a nice way to present geo-time series data over time.

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