3D Bubble Charts Are Here!
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3D Bubble Charts Are Here!

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 by George F Huhn
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I am pleased to announce the introduction of 3D bubble charts in Bubble Chart Pro™ version 5.2! 3D bubble charts let you plot 4 data sets in a single chart. In addition to the X and Y axes and bubble size, 3D bubble charts display a third dimension: the Z-axis. 3D bubble charts let you […]

3D Bubble Charts Are Looking Great!
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3D Bubble Charts Are Looking Great!

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 by George F Huhn
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The development of 3D bubble charts for the next version of Bubble Chart Pro™ is almost complete. This is a screenshot of the final 3D bubble chart form. Like our other bubble charts, the 3D bubble charts will be fully customizable including the ability to select the colors for the 3 grids, and to toggle […]

Coming Soon to Bubble Chart Pro™: 3D Bubble Charts!
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Coming Soon to Bubble Chart Pro™: 3D Bubble Charts!

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 by George F Huhn
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3D bubble charts let you look at 4 dimensions of data in a single chart. Data is represented by the X, Y, and Z-axes and the bubble size. In the prototype chart pictured, the most desirable quadrant is the upper-left-front quadrant – these are the projects with combined lower costs (X-axis), higher success probabilities (Y-axis), […]

Saying “Goodbye” to “On a Scale of 1 to 10…”
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Saying “Goodbye” to “On a Scale of 1 to 10…”

Posted on Aug 11, 2013 by George F Huhn
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In Version 5.1, we’re introducing “Categories,” a new way to assign values to project attributes in your project portfolios and then plot them in bubble charts. Instead of rating project attributes “on a scale of 1 to 10,” now you can assign categories tied to whatever numerical scale you prefer. For example, in this bubble […]

Tracking Projects By Using Custom Legends in Bubble Charts
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Tracking Projects By Using Custom Legends in Bubble Charts

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 by George F Huhn
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Bubble charts are extremely useful in comparing individual projects in multiple dimensions. Today, with the introduction of custom legends in version 5 of Bubble Chart Pro™, we have made it easy to track groups of projects by assigning pattern and/or color-pattern combinations to custom legend items. For example, if you wanted to track projects by […]

Expanding the Bubble Chart Area in Version 4.3
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Expanding the Bubble Chart Area in Version 4.3

Posted on Apr 11, 2013 by George F Huhn
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We released Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 4.3 today. The major new features of this version include the capability to toggle the legend display on and off and implementation of “smart bubble labels” to automatically help prevent overlapping bubble labels that can occur when bubbles are overlapping. The combination of these two features allows users to […]

Making Your Bubbles Pop-Out in Bubble Charts
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Making Your Bubbles Pop-Out in Bubble Charts

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Our customers have really liked the ability to use their own graphic backgrounds in their bubble charts that we introduced in Version 4.0, but sometimes the image is too strong as a background to permit adequate contrast of the chart objects. Version 4.1 adds a slider to the preferences that allows you to precisely fade […]

Top Ten Costliest Storms in 2010 Dollars
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Top Ten Costliest Storms in 2010 Dollars

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Today’s bubble chart shows the top ten costliest storms in 2010 U.S. dollars. Note how 6 of the 10 costliest storms occurred between 2000 and 2010. However, if you look at it in a different bubble chart after adjusting for population and housing, the picture is different: only 2 of the 10 costliest storms took […]

“Businesses are not investing in trying to figure out what they’ve done wrong. That’s not an accident. They don’t want to know.”
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“Businesses are not investing in trying to figure out what they’ve done wrong. That’s not an accident. They don’t want to know.”

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 by George F Huhn
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That’s the opinion of Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman. Here’s the full quote from a Strategy+Business Article: “The thing that astonishes me when I talk to businesspeople in the context of decision analysis is that you have an organization that’s making lots of decisions and they’re not keeping track. They’re not trying to learn from […]

Most Requested New Features Are Now in Bubble Chart Pro™ 4
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Most Requested New Features Are Now in Bubble Chart Pro™ 4

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 by George F Huhn
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We love new feature suggestions from our users, and we are pleased to introduce the three most requested bubble chart features in Bubble Chart Pro 4. The first most requested feature was the capability to automatically label the bubbles in bubble charts by displaying the project names on top of the bubbles. You can do […]