Decision Tree for Data Visualizations?

Here is an interesting idea, can you have a prescriptive approach in selecting a right chart for your storytelling? In this article https://www.kdnuggets.com/2021/02/telling-great-data-story-visualization-decision-tree.html the author suggests that a simple decision tree can help you in guiding your choices. https://youtu.be/LW-50zDTteQ I found the approach to be very interesting, albeit not all branches of the decision tree … Continue reading Decision Tree for Data Visualizations?

What Kellogg Professor Got Wrong about Effectiveness and Honesty in Data Visualizations

Steven Franconeri, a Kellogg School of Management professor, has written a good article "4 keys to Effective – and Honest – Data Visualizations". I thought that he made some solid points; however, I strongly disagree with his opinion about what makes a chart honest or dishonest. https://youtu.be/E6A0cry7PUw As you look at the global temperature trend … Continue reading What Kellogg Professor Got Wrong about Effectiveness and Honesty in Data Visualizations

Power BI Best Practices Analyzer in Tabular Editor

Wanted to do a quick video on how to use Power BI Best Practices Analyzer using Tabular Editor. There was a great blog post on it here: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/best-practice-rules-to-improve-your-models-performance/ that covered a lot of details on what best practices were there to be aware of as well as the tool itself. However, the article seemed to … Continue reading Power BI Best Practices Analyzer in Tabular Editor

This Is Crazy: ThoughtSpot CEO wants to kill BI and for all dashboards to die

I have heard some CEOs say some crazy things, but this is a special kind of crazy talk that we are dealing with here, folks! In this article, Sudheesh Nair (who is the CEO of ThoughtSpot), gives us his critical view of the BI industry in the context of COVID19 aftermath as he attempts to … Continue reading This Is Crazy: ThoughtSpot CEO wants to kill BI and for all dashboards to die

Super Quick Review of Cards with States by OKViz (Custom Power BI Visual)

This super quick review of Cards with States by OKViz is an excerpt taken from my Vlog #2 video also available on this channel. In the original video I review Advanced Trellis by xViz custom Power BI Visual. This video is just a couple of minutes long, but if you are short on time, my … Continue reading Super Quick Review of Cards with States by OKViz (Custom Power BI Visual)

Three External Tools in Power BI Desktop – Must Start Using them NOW!

Three external tools can now be launched from PBI Desktop. These tools are not new, but with the July release of PBI Desktop, they just seem to work better, and the experience is a lot more seamless, as these tools can now auto-connect to our open models. The tools I am talking about are the … Continue reading Three External Tools in Power BI Desktop – Must Start Using them NOW!

My Review of the New Microsoft Azure Map Power BI Visual: NO GO as is, but has lots of potential

As promised, I bring you a review of the new Azure Map Power BI visual from Microsoft (now available in the July 2020 release of Power BI Desktop). Few tragic flaws make it unfit for duty yet, but the potential is there. I am excited for V2. This video is not of how-to variety because … Continue reading My Review of the New Microsoft Azure Map Power BI Visual: NO GO as is, but has lots of potential

New Azure Maps Power BI Visual – Would You Pay Extra for a Better Map Control???

Would you pay extra if you could get a better Map control in Power BI? I would, but I would have to understand how much and what exactly I am getting myself into. Looks like we are getting a new Map visual from the Azure Map team that at least on paper promises to address … Continue reading New Azure Maps Power BI Visual – Would You Pay Extra for a Better Map Control???