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DISPLAYING DATAPresented bySoham Mitra3rd year C.S.E 2015-2016Roll no - 10200113042 Soham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.20161

OutlinesSoham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.20164. Tell the truth.1. Get to the point2. Pick the right tool.3. Highlight whats important.5. Keep it Simple.6. Conclusion.2Next7. References


1. Get to the pointIn any set of data there are lots of stories, so choose which story you want to highlight

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1. Get to the point contd.By highlighting the Americas row, you help the audience focus on the data that is most important.

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2. Pick the right tool Choose the most appropriate tool for displaying your data The most frequently used graphs are pie, bar and line graph.

Pie charts work only for 1. Showing large differences.2. Used for proportions and percentages.Soham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.20165NextPrevious

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2. Pick the right tool contd. Bar graphs are more precise than pie charts Accommodates larger data sets

Line graph tracks changes over short and long periodsSoham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.20166NextPrevious

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2. Pick the right tool contd.Sometimes best chart is no chart at all if - You have one big message. The main message is just a number. Example -

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3. Highlight whats importantKeep in mind that - Its important communicate conclusions and insights Think of a data chart in three layers -1. Background It contains tick marks, scales and grid lines.2. Data The data sets pulled from table.3. Emphasis Highlights Key message from data.Soham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.20168NextPrevious

3. Highlight whats important contd.

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4. Tell the truth Remember nothing commands like credibility. Make sure the audience understands your point.Let us take an example ... The size of your graph should match the dimensions.Soham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.201610NextPrevious

4. Tell the truth contd.

Here a 3D chart is used now, It is very difficult to understand the actual difference between the sectors and charts.Soham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.201611NextPrevious

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4. Tell the truth contd.

Here we can now easily differentiate between the sectors.Soham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.201612NextPrevious

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5. Keep it Simple.Messages with distractions are the hardest ones to understand.

Here there are two many distractions.

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5. Keep it Simple contd. Avoid unnecessary visual distractions. The message should come through much clearly.Soham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.201614NextPrevious

156. Conclusion.Emphasis on the important point.Pick the appropriate tool to represent.Highlight the important ones separately.It is ok if it is dull, but tell the truth. Keep it as simple it can get.


Data slides are not about the data,They are about the meaning of the data Nancy DuarteSoham Mitra - Displaying data29.03.2016

167. References. www.wikipedia.com www.google.com/images www.duarte.com/great-presentations-avoid-dense-dataNextPrevious

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