Monday, February 23, 2015

Real Life BI: Science Fair Data Presentation

This year, one of my sons participates in the Science Fair for the first time.  All in all, this was a good experience for both him and us parents.  

Now, I didn't take a lot of science myself, so I am not sure that I was particularly helpful in that regard.  Having an iPhone, I was able to Google search and perform mobile research on the affects of heat on an elastic band as we performed the experiment.

My greatest contribution, in my opinion anyhow, was this graph.  I was proud to use my real world knowledge of graphing and presenting data to recommend that my son use separate axis for both temperature and length, allowing the relationship between the two to be comprehended nearly instantaneously.  With only one axis, this was not clear at all as the length appeared to be constant.

Now that Science Fair is almost over, its time to get back to work helping organizations make use of Enterprise visualization and analytic tools that help people understand their business and make good decisions, fast!

Please let me know if I can help you!