No matter what type of data you're visualizing, the first steps are setting an intention and selecting which datasets to use. In this video, learn how to approach reporting with a strategy-first mindset for insights and telling a story.
- [Instructor] Data Studio is so approachable … that it can be exciting to get in there and start building. … But before that, there's a step about firing up … your creativity for storytelling, right at the start. … A bad scenario would be putting 110% into a report, … and then when it's finished, … asking yourself if it works for its purpose. … So let's talk about starting and planning a dashboard … to make it easier, purposeful, and more efficient. … When facing a blank page, it's hard to take all … of your information and ideas and decide how to present it. … Since dashboarding is about connecting people to the data … it starts with thinking about what you want to say. … Templates are great but every marketer should … also consider their own unique story. … With a few questions we'll be able to conquer … one of the hardest parts of any project, … which is setting a path and getting started. … If you have a pen or a note-taking app … it's useful to do a little writing exercise … of a few sentences to feel inspired. …
- Connecting to data sources
- Adding charts and graphs
- Constructing filters
- Adding interactivity
- Creating and editing design themes
- Sharing reports