Finally, our second visualization challenge comes to an end. We got a winner.
Background about Zoho Reports Visualization Challenge:
(skip this section if you know what I am going to say)
Back in November, 2009, I have asked the readers to come up with best possible ways to visualize a set of fictitious sales data. The objective is to make a dashboard (or chart) that would,
help a senior manager understand how the sales people have done in the 24 months. [more]
Readers from all corners of earth responded enthusiastically to this challenge and submitted 32 truly outstanding entries. I have compiled all of them in the sales dashboards post and asked you to vote for a winner.
And now we have winners.
Ladies & Gentlemen, the winner of this challenge is,
Option 4 submitted by Alex Kerin
Here is the winning sales dashboard:
The dashboard clearly shows sales performance summaries at sales person level (a stated objective of this challenge), along with various key metrics. It follows key visualization principles, he used fewer colors, kept things as simple as possible and include headline messages.
Alex’s entry received 23 votes.
Congratulations Alex. You will receive an 8 GB iPod touch very soon.
The second prize goes to,
Option 7 submitted by Cuboo
Download Source Files: Link 1
Cuboo’s entry received 22 votes.
Congratulations Cuboo. You will receive a copy of project management excel templates.
The third prize goes to,
Option 10 submitted by Esteban
Esteban, made this dashboard using MS Excel.
Esteban’s entry received 15 votes.
Congratulations Esteban. You will receive a copy of project management excel templates.
While there are several very good dashboards (and charts) submitted for this challenge, I *personally* liked these dashboards too.
|Option 2 by Ajay||Option 5 by Arti||Option 11 by Hernan||Option 23 by Matt Cloves||Option 30 by Tessaes|
|Good colors, Layout||Interesting design, lots of dynamic stuff||Fewer charts, cool headlines||Rotatable panel chart!!!||Fewer colors, data tables|
Thanks to Zoho – the contest sponsor
Thanks to all the participants and voters
Thanks everyone for your support, participation and enthusiasm. You have made this contest a memorable experience for me as well as countless PHD readers. Thank you.