2022 Week 45 | Power BI: Ribbon Chart (Advanced)

Introduction Another Deneb visual this week – creating a custom Ribbon Chart.   This ribbon chart takes on a slightly different form than the ribbon charts you may be used to. This ribbon chart is focused on highlighting the change in rank and proportion of response types between the first and last dates of a …

#WOW2022 Week 36: Let’s build a Marrimeko Chart

Every needed to visualize a % of total across two dimensions & measures? Then the Marrimeko chart is what you need! Check out this week’s #WOW2022 challenge for a throwback to 2017 week 8

2022 Week 26 | Power BI: Polar Plots with Charticulator

Introduction June is Music Month and this week we are getting arty with Charticulator. In our previous Charticulator challenges, we designed with cartesian plots, spiral plots and tried our hand at nested charts. For this challenge we use a Polar Scaffold to visualise songs segments by time/duration.   This challenge presumes some Power Query experience. …

2022 Week 20 | Power BI: Pie Matrix Tableau Redo

Introduction May is Tableau Redo month and this week we will be recreating Tableau #WoW2019 Week 45 by Luke Stanke.   Requirements Filter the data up until November 6th, 2021. Create a matrix showing region and last 7 days (up to November 6th, 2021). Create SVG Measures to build a doughnut chart that shows the …

2022 Week 15 | Power BI: March Madness

Introduction For basketball fans in the United States, March is a special time.  It is when 64 of the best college basketball teams match up in a single elimination tournament to see who is the NCAA Men’s Basketball champion.  The early rounds of the tournament provide long days of basketball games across several TV stations.  …

2022 Week 13 | Power BI: Build a Bullet Chart with Deneb

Introduction For this last week of March, we are continuing our project management theme.  The challenge this week is to use Deneb to build bullet charts using the provided data. Bullet charts were created by Stephen Few to offer an alternative to clunky gauges. Bullet charts are used to compare a featured measure to one or …

2022 Week 05 | Power BI: Can you make a Nested Chart with Charticulator?

Introduction This week we are familiarising ourselves with Charticulator and Nested Charts. This graph was inspired by Gus Wezerek and Sara Chodosh’s chart for NYT Opinion. Requirements Download the data and remove all columns excepting the Date field, New Cases Smoothed Field and Location (save as csv) Create a second csv with only Location = …

2021 Week 46 | Power BI: Create a Color Contrast Calculator

Introduction This week we are continuing our design theme by making a report about report design. Color is a very important element in report design. Color contrast is not only important for accessibility, it’s also an element of visual hierarchy. You can also use color contrast as a way to make elements on your report …

2021 Week 40 | Power BI: Geocoding and Maps

Introduction We have declared October to be mapping month! This month, we will focus on maps and geospatial data. There are several different maps available in Power BI as default and custom (AppSource) visuals. This week we are going to start off simple and use the Map visual to make a bubble map.  When visualizing …

2021 Week 35 | Power BI: Infographics

Introduction Have you ever wondered what’s in that fancy coffee drink you ordered? Me too! Let’s take a look using an infographic in Power BI. In this week’s Workout Wednesday we will be creating an infographic using the PureViz custom visual. I had loads of fun creating this and cannot wait to see what you …

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