Contributors

Tim Miller

Senior Data Advisor at Chartio,
Contributor at Data School

Tim is a Senior Data Advisor at Chartio and brings 10+ years of Data Analysis background as well as years of experience in instruction methods and hands-on instruction to Chartio’s Data School.

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Author of 6 chapters

Arranging Your Charts as a Dashboard

From How to Design a Dashboard

Maximize understanding of a dashboard by arranging data visualizations intelligently. Learn common design patterns to improve readability.

Find the Best Visualizations for Your Metrics

From How to Design a Dashboard

Decide what chart works best for your visualization based on if you want to show composition, relationship, distribution or comparison.

Making Sure Your Dashboard Always Gets Better

From How to Design a Dashboard

Use feedback loops from your audience to keep iterating on dashboards you create. Learn to improve it's usability and performance.

Sharing the Dashboard – Distribution Strategies

From How to Design a Dashboard

Learn the best practices and common pitfalls of sharing out dashboards. Distributing your dashboard is critical to it being useful.

What Makes a Great Dashboard (ACES)

From How to Design a Dashboard

Learn the best practices behind dashboard design to support decision making. Accuracy, Clarity, Empowerment, and being Succinct.

SQL Join Types Explained Visually

From How to Teach People SQL

Data within a database exists across multiple tables, JOINs allow you to combine datasets into new tables for analysis. Learn more.

Reviewer of 3 chapters

Build the Metrics

From How to Design a Dashboard

Use SQL to query the database to get the data behind the metrics people want to see. Use our template to quickly build accurate queries. Learn more.

Finding the Data That Builds Metrics

From How to Design a Dashboard

Learn to collaborate with your data team to discover what data can be used within a dashboard. Use SQL to find and assess columns to use.

What is a Dashboard?

From How to Design a Dashboard

Learn what dashboards are and why they are important to making decisions. Dashboards have a long history for supporting decision making.