Choosing a chart

Last week, during the MVP Global Summit conference at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington, I had the opportunity to record a video in the professional Microsoft production studios. The production team pulled out all the stops and we got the whole treatment with backstage crew, hair, makeup, lighting, several cameras and a lot of professional atmosphere. I did a little demo about why pie charts are not the best data visualisation in all scenarios and here is my video:

If you want to follow the steps here is the Excel file I used:

Summit Video Pie chart demo

2 comments

  1. What? No mention of Wellington being the gateway to craft beer? Outrageous! Otherwise this is the best advert for NZ since John Key appeared on Letterman. 🙂 Not to mention a great critique of Jon Peltier’s least favorite food.

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    • Sorry, Jeff, I was composing the concept while waiting for a delayed flight in San Francisco. The importance of Wellington breweries completely slipped my mind. I DID wonder if I should engage the support of the NZ Tourism Board, though. PS (email me with details about Jon P’s food non-preferences)

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