BUS5AP Analytics in Practice Visualisation and storytelling

BUS5AP Analytics in Practice
Visualisation and storytelling
Good storytelling requires that our visuals are done properly. By that, it means that the visual is conveying
facts correctly and is itself factual, and it does deliver the intended message to the audience. This is
increasingly becoming important among employers and in some instances, visualisation questions are part
of the interview process to ascertain your suitability as a data scientist hire.
In interview scenarios, the common kind of ‘test’ comes in the form of (i) asking you to comment on an
existing/given visualisation or (ii) asking you to walk them through the process of graphing a small data
set. The aim is to ensure that you not only understand analytics but also the art of communicating that to
stakeholders effectively.
In this assignment, you will be asked to undertake three tasks related to the above.
Tasks
1. The figure below is taken from a repository of “bad visualisations”.
• Comment what is wrong with this visual.
• Provide a visual to show how you would improve it.
2. You have been given a small data file containing different brands of cereals and their nutritional
information. This file was provided to you by Kelloggs, which you can download from the LMS.
Kelloggs has asked you to produce suitable visualisation(s) and to suggest a narrative that will position
Kelloggs’ products as one of the best to consider compared to the competitors.
• The various columns are self-explanatory except for Manufacturer, where the codes are as follows: G =

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