This mini-series is going to be about problems you or I face during a working day from being a data analyst, data scientist to any data related made up title you have. I have been battling weekly with issues at work and thought I was alone, it wasn’t until a recent tweet of mine where I noticed you are all going through the same thing. So here we go, picture a diary or journal and scruffy handwriting.
Diary 2 05/08/2020 – Making a brilliant dashboard and then it goes in PowerPoint.
I’m sure this is a sore subject for many and I am not quite sure what I think about it yet, you’ve spent hours / days even some weeks pondering over dashboards to then see it end up in a slide deck with screenshots. Is this a bad thing?
Part of me says no, it is great it’s still getting used and seen it’s fine get over it. However the other part of me says yes it is bad – it goes with the battle of analytics on the fly which we are all striving for. The loss of filters, actions, buttons, tool-tips for more information – you lose so much and how will you tell a story? Isn’t that what we are doing – data storytelling?
Powerpoint slide decks only really tell you what is happening, but do not tell you why.
What do you think about it?