Major League Baseball Perfect Games, Visualized

June 12, 2018By Adonis SalazarData Visualization, Tableau, UI - User Interface

Pitching a perfect game in Major League Baseball is extraordinarily difficult and uncommon. Very few pitchers manage to accomplish this impressive feat! In this article, using the Tableau baseball dashboard below and stats from Major League Baseball’s perfect games, I will provide statistics that will help you visualize and understand perfect games on a deeper … Read More

Design Captivating Enterprise Dashboards Using a Style Guide

May 26, 2018By Adonis SalazarData Visualization, MicroStrategy, SAP Business Objects, Tableau, UI - User Interface

If you’re looking for dashboard design inspiration or want to learn how to design and develop enterprise dashboards that will captivate your users, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I provide a sample UI style guide that will show everyone in your organization, from Business Intelligence architects and developers to business users, … Read More

Why Every Data Integration Leader Needs an ETL Dashboard

April 7, 2018By Adonis SalazarData Integration, Data Visualization, MicroStrategy, UI - User Interface

The Problem It is 4 a.m. Tuesday. The ETL job that populates revenue data into your organization’s data warehouse fails midway through the process, and IT Help Desk contacts the on-call ETL Architect. For the next three hours or so, the on-call ETL Architect determines what caused the data-load failure, fixes the issue, and restarts/monitors … Read More

Assign Colors to MicroStrategy Graphs Using Thresholds

December 23, 2017By Adonis SalazarMicroStrategy, UI - User Interface, UX - User Experience Design

A request I often get from clients and business users when I am working on MicroStrategy dashboards or mobile BI applications is to assign specific colors to graphs based on attribute elements. Following the visualization below, on the Top 4 U.S. Wireless Providers Subscribers as of Q3-2016 as an example, requests like these can be achieved … Read More

Flat UI Color Palettes for Business Dashboards

October 15, 2017By Adonis SalazarData Visualization, MicroStrategy, SAP Business Objects, Tableau, UI - User Interface

As analytics professionals, we encounter several challenges when we develop enterprise dashboards, data visualizations, or mobile BI applications. One of the challenges is selecting a color combination that will captivate our users. The other two challenges are providing the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) our users are looking for and creating a logical navigation workflow to … Read More