We hope that you had a lot of fun last week re-designing Spencer’s report! This week we’re also focusing on design and creating a custom navigation experience using bookmarks and buttons.
I am looking for a new place to live and stumbled upon the 2017 State of American Well-Being report. This PDF report details community well-being rankings across the US across five elements of well-being. Take a look at the report and see which community looks like the best fit for you! We’ll then build a report containing the top and bottom communities overall, and in each of the five categories of well-being.
The most important part of the challenge this week is the creation of custom, user-friendly navigation. The rest of the report design is entirely up to you!
Use the web connector to get data from the Gallup Sharecare Wellbeing Index
- Extract data from Table008 (Pages 8-12). Create a data model that includes:
- Well-being elements and their descriptions
- Well-being data by element
- Overall wellbeing score and ranking by community. Add a custom column to represent the data by quintile if you want to use quintile in your visuals (I only used it in the tooltip)
- Use the high contrast theme or a theme of choice. Take the time to customize it to ensure that fonts and colors are accessible.
- Create measures for the Top and Bottom communities overall and by element.
- Hint – you can use a simple Calculate 🙂
- You will use these measures in your visuals.
- Use PowerPoint to create navigation icons.
- On the Insert tab, Illustrations group, select Icon
- Create icons for the 5 elements of well-being and any other custom navigation that you’d like
- Save each individual icon as a .png file for import into Power BI
- Get creative! Design your report using the images.
- Turn the action on in the formatting pane of each image to use it for navigation.
- Once you have your navigation pane set to your liking, use the selection pane to group things accordingly.
- Hint – if your design uses the navigation pane across multiple report pages, create it once and copy/paste to other pages
- Publish to Power BI and show it off! Quick reminder, if you don’t have a Power BI account you can join the M365 developer program for free!
This challenge uses the web connector in Power BI to connect to a PDF. The PDF report can be found on the Gallup Sharecare Well-being Index domain.
After you finish your workout, share on Twitter using the hashtags #WOW2021 and #PowerBI, and tag @JSBaucke, @MMarie, @shan_gsd and @dataveld. Also make sure to fill out the Submission Tracker so that we can count you as a participant this week in order to track our participation throughout the year.
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I just found this website looking for help building navigation panes. Very interesting