Tag Archives: Technology

Mekko chart showing number of wearables models available by location on body and purpose

The Mekko chart below shows the number of wearable models available based on where you wear the device and the purpose it serves. Each column represents the purpose and the width is proportional to the number of models available. Each row represents the location of the body where the device is worn and the height is proportional to its share within the column. In addition, we use a data row to show the average price for the devices by purpose.

3 quick takeaways:

  • Most devices are worn on the wrist
  • Most devices are used for lifestyle or fitness purposes
  • Entertainment devices are primarily worn on the head
Mekko chart of wearables models along with average price

Mekko chart showing number of wearables models available by location on body and purpose

This chart was built using the Aploris PowerPoint add-in for Mac.

Bar chart showing top 10 countries by internet speed

The bar chart below shows the top countries by average internet speed in Q4 of 2015. South Korea holds a significant advantage, almost 8Mpbs faster than second place Sweden. Data rows are used to show the percent of requests that were above 10 and 15Mbps. Includes business and residential connection speeds but excludes mobile connections.

PowerPoint bar chart illustrating countries with fastest internet connections

Bar chart showing top 10 countries by internet speed (Q4 2015 Mbps)

This chart was built with the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint.

Comparing iPhone models for talk time, screen size, and songs held

The filled spider chart below compares all primary iPhone models for talk time, screen size, and songs held. Each variable is mapped to an axis creating a 3 axis chart. Therefore, each iPhone is represented by a triangle and the triangle corners map to the phone’s capabilities for the selected variable.

As expected, newer models have greater capabilities and as a result the triangle that represents them is larger than the previous model. Over the years, iPhone screen size has not changed as much as battery life (talk time) and storage (songs held). For the selected variables, iPhones 7 and 8 have the same capabilities.

iPhone comparison: talk time, screen size, and songs held

Spider chart comparing primary iPhone models for talk time, screen size, and songs held

This chart was built with the Aploris add-in for PowerPoint.

Bar chart showing number of lines of code for popular technologies

The chart below shows the number lines of code used to build a variety of current and historic technologies. Combining all Internet services Google uses about 33 times as many lines of code as Facebook as indicated by the delta bridge. Given this large delta we use an axis break to help show Google on the same chart as the other technologies.

Bar graph showing lines of code

Bar chart showing number of lines of code for different popular technologies

This chart was built using the Aploris add-in on a Mac with PowerPoint 2016 (64-bit). Aploris offers an improved and efficient way to create charts in PowerPoint. With Aploris you can build spider, Gantt, and Mekko charts in addition to the typical business charts.

Mekko chart examining some of the largest data breaches

The Mekko chart below shows some of the entities affected by large data breaches. The entities are organized in columns based on their category and the width of the column represents the number of records affected. Each entity is represented by a segment in a column and the area of the segment is proportional to the number of records affected.

Mekko of large data breaches by entity category

Mekko chart of some of the world’s largest data breaches

This chart was built using the Aploris data visualization add-in for PowerPoint. Use Aploris to efficiently build engaging, insightful business charts

Mekko chart showing number of women in select tech companies

The Mekko chart below was built in PowerPoint and shows the number of women working at select tech companies. The width of each column represents the number of employees at the company. The height of the orange/yellow segments indicate the percent that are women and the area of the segments represents the number that are women. eBay has the highest percentage of female employees (tallest) and Microsoft has the largest number of women (largest area).

PowerPoint Mekko chart showing number of women in different tech companies

Mekko or Marimekko chart showing number of women in select tech companies

This Mekko or Marimekko chart was built with PowerPoint using the Aploris add-in.

Marimekko showing global list of satellites

The Mekko or Marimekko chart below explains the purpose and operating country for all the man-made satellites orbiting earth. Columns are organized by operating country and the width is proportional to the number of satellites. Rows are organized by purpose and the height is proportional to the share of the purpose. As such, the segment areas represent the number of satellites operated by a specific country for a specific purpose.

The US operates the majority of satellites (largest width) and globally the most common purpose is communications (largest heights).

Marimekko chart of global satellites

Mekko chart showing number satellites by operating country and purpose

This Marimekko chart was built using a Mac and Office 2016 with the Aploris add-in.