Data Viz Myths - Myth 1: Never use Pie Charts (Video)

 
 

Mini-series episode 1 of 3 - Never use Pie Charts

Pie charts, a widely used method of presenting data. But how useful actually are they based off of the way us humans process information? This episode discusses why we visualise data, type 1 and type 2 thinking from the brain, and of course the use of pie charts to present data.


Simon Runc @Runkski is the Principal Visual Analyst at Atheon Analytics, with an on-going mission to humanise data for the retail sector. Simon has over 12 years of retail experience across many analytical roles. He's all about data-driven decision making, and data visualisation is his weapon-of-choice in this endeavour (augmented with some statistics and maths). He started using Tableau in 2014, where it was love at first sight and was made a Tableau Forum Ambassador in 2015. He attributes most of his Tableau knowledge to his engagement in this wonderful resource.


Simon also contributes his expertise towards the annual Tableau whitepapers ‘Top 10 Retail Dashboards for Better Performance’ & ‘12 Powerful Retail Dashboards’.

 
Simon Runc