Chart of the Month – December 2007 – Animated Flow-Sort-Sift-Crunch Funnel Idea
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Don't judge this Chart of the Month by the picture alone! This is a wonderful blend of several PowerFrameworks series and some cool animation. The funnels are in FR001, the screens are in FR006, and the cogs are in FR009. There are so many ways to convey a process (flows, issue tree variations, etc.), but this one is very unusual – a real storyteller. Add your own spin to the concept: sifting, sorting, categorizing, screening, crunching, raw to refined data. We particularly like the cog action: "crunching data" is a common phrase and the cogs illustrate it perfectly.
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