Jon Hazell

  • Olympic Data Visualization Mistakes

    Olympic Data Visualization Mistakes

    A look at how a data visualization of the Olympic rings could be enhanced by utilizing more best practices

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  • Save Yourself from Dashboard Disaster: Ask These Questions

    Save Yourself from Dashboard Disaster: Ask These Questions

    Questions people should ask themselves before publishing a dashboard / making one public.

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  • Dashboard Lingo For Newcomers

    Dashboard Lingo For Newcomers

    If you’re new to dashboards there may be a lot of jargon and acronyms that you’re not overly familiar with. This post will cover some of the most commonly used phrases, terms, and acronyms when it...

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  • Gauges: The Black Sheep of Data Visualization

    Gauges: The Black Sheep of Data Visualization

    Gauges are like the junk food of dashboards. Just as junk food has little nutritional value but contains too many calories, gauges don’t contain enough data for the space they occupy on a...

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  • 50 Shades of Grey? The Use of Shades in Dashboards.

    50 Shades of Grey? The Use of Shades in Dashboards.

    50 Shades of Grey? The book? Not quite – we’re talking about the use of shades in dashboards.You’ve connected to your data, defined the key performance indicators you want to display, you may...

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  • The Data Visualization-ification of Video Games

    The Data Visualization-ification of Video Games

    What does SimCity, Civilization, Street Fighter, Twisted Metal, Wii Sports, and Rollercoaster Tycoon all have in common? Well besides being video games, they all feature some form of data...

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  • A World Filled With Data Visualization

    A World Filled With Data Visualization

    Data Visualization is everywhere. You may not have noticed that it’s made its way out of the offices and into the streets, your homes, and onto your TV screens and computer games; but this has...

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  • Becoming a BI PI

    Becoming a BI PI

    You can follow all the dashboard design best practices in the world but if you don't understand what it is that your target dashboard audience needs to see you're setting yourself up for a for a...

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  • So What Exactly Is A Dashboard?

    So What Exactly Is A Dashboard?

    A high level overview on dashboards for those new to business intelligence, data visualization, and dashboards.

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  • Circle Circle Dot Dot... What Some Dashboards Should Have Not

    Circle Circle Dot Dot... What Some Dashboards Should Have Not

    Humanity is addicted to circles. Understandably so, circles are everywhere; our vehicles, our food, even our faces. It’s no wonder we try to include them in our data visualizations, but should we?

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  • A Brief History of Data Visualization

    A Brief History of Data Visualization

    Data visualization has come a long way. From simple cave drawings depicting the success of a hunt to the intricate dashboards we have today connecting to millions of rows of data.

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