Now that you have the perfect graphs and designs in your dashboard, let’s look at the goal of visualization one more time. We want to understand the data and use it to help us strategize our decisions more efficiently and determine whether they need to be modified or changed.
With multiple graphs, you can show the most critical takeaways from the data and see how they are connected, yet these graphs are a small portion of your data and only give you a brief overview.
On the other hand, a big table of content in excel doesn’t say much about the patterns of the critical factors that play a role. For deeper analysis, you will need both and, ideally, combine them in a dashboard.
Both the table functionality and the graphs vision can make your dashboard powerful enough to deliver the message at a glance and still contain enough information for further investigation. Thus, you have a dashboard that is easy to grasp and, at the same time, accessible for detailed drill-down and improved analytics.
The question is, how? SuperTables is a great example of an extension that enables you to have all of these, with only a few clicks.