Visualisation in Business – Part 1

So far most of my blogs have been on “just for fun” applications, largely because I can’t go into specifics on business applications due to their confidentiality. But it’s the business world that’s really driving acceleration in the field, so I will try to redress the balance here in describing (in suitably broad terms) how visualisation is helping businesses make better decisions. This is the first in a 3-part special to illustrate the topic: Part 1 “What is visualisation?”; Part 2 “How is visualisation used in real life to improve business decisions?”; and Part 3 “What new types of chart are there to tell my data’s story?”

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London transport’s overcrowding: what’s causing it & can we solve it with data?

As featured in CapGemini Business Analytics Blog

London’s transport overcrowding has become so pervasive that it has been cited as London’s #2 biggest issue – after the housing crisis, of course, but the two are heavily inter-related. It factored into every mayoral candidate’s manifesto in a big way, and impacts on each of us who calls this sprawling city home or travels through it.

In this article, I look into how bad the issue has become, assess some of its causes, and finally outline some ideas about what can be done to resolve it for the future.

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