Business Intelligence, Data Warehouse and Data Lake

SQTH07 Getting Your Story Straight with Data Visualizations


2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Introductory

Stacia Varga

Microsoft Data Platform MVP

Consultant, Educator, and Author

Having multiple data visualizations doesn't make it easier to choose the right one to reveal the story in your Power BI report. Choosing the wrong visualization can obscure the story - or worse yet, distort it! In this session, we start by exploring how telling a story with data visualizations is different from creating a report. Then we explore the vocabulary of data visualization and learn how to apply grammar (visualization design principles) to your data. Along the way, you will also learn how to evaluate the goal of your data story and how to choose the correct visualizations that communicate this story accurately and effectively.

You will learn:

  • How telling a story is different from creating a report
  • To explore the vocabulary and grammar of data visualization
  • To evaluate the goal of your data story and choose appropriate visualizations