Woof. Getting the Point Across.

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:

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BME Qlikview Higher Education Conference



Thank you to all those at the BME Qlikview Higher Education conference on the 18th November for your kind words on my presentation. It was great to share ideas and get inspiration for future dashboards.

I gave a presentation on student application monitoring using Qlikview.  The application was developed to be used on IPads and other tablet devices.  It is accessible anywhere, anytime and provides a means of self-service reporting.