We love our recipes in Qlik land, none more so than master chef Rob Wunderlich (qlikviewcookbook), and they’re great but they do make me hungry. We use recipes as a way to describe processes but this time I thought it might be fun to use one as a way to describe an overall approach to building a dashboard in Qlik. These best practice tips are the kind of things I wish I’d known about when I first started out with Qlik and that even now are all too easily taken for granted. The link to open/download is below.
Link: A Recipe for a Dashboard
You can do all sorts with charts, and people do. They should quickly convey accurate and insightful trends but they can be abused – twisted or exaggerated to tell whatever story the developer wants. They can also be mishandled by a well-meaning developer who has accidentally ticked the wrong option.
So where does Fox News fit into this? Continue reading The Fox News Technique – How NOT to Report the Truth in Qlik
Often it’s easier to get the point across when it’s quicker to get to the point. That’s why we use charts. As a visualisation they should draw us to the key trends and figures without having to trawl through rows and columns of data. However, aren’t they a bit boring? Can’t we get the point across in a more immediate and engaging way? So let’s strip away those axes and titles then see what we can do with a data set on pet ownership in the UK which I’ve taken from http://www.pfma.org.uk/regional-pet-population-2016 and stripped down to just the northern regions. Here’s the raw data:
Continue reading Woof. Getting the Point Across.