Power BI is a great tool that includes several high quality charts. In addition to the built-in ones, there are more than 100 custom visuals that you can get for free from the Office Store or import directly from Power BI itself.
How to choose the right visuals for your reports/dashboards among all these resources?
To answer this question, we created a clean reference that lists nearly all the visuals available today, categorized by their case of use. For some of the visuals listed there, we indicated that are suitable for dashboards or discouraged to use them.
You can download it from here (PDF – A3 format).
The categories we identified are:
- Change over time (Trend)
The excluded visuals belong to the following types:
- Visuals built with R
- Control visuals (such as Slicer)
- Textual visuals (such as Narrative, Text Wrapper, etc)
- Not categorizable visuals or multi charts visuals (such as SandDance, MicroCharts, etc)
- Funny, 3D and Skeuomorphic visuals – all the charts that we would not use in a real production environment (such as Aquarium, Cylindrical Gauge, etc)
Last update: Sep 2017
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