Popular Potions - Cognos Analytics goes to Hogwarts

Published 12th December 2019

This dashboard was created in less than half an hour using Cognos Analytics and a free Harry Potter data set.  The data set contained raw data about all the potions mentioned by Professor Snape and Horace Slughorn in potion classes, as well as by students in the Harry Potter series.

This dashboard shows three bubblechart visualisations on a custom background with customised colours and fonts.

The most common potion colours have turned out to be green potions like Dr. Ubbly's Oblivious Unction or the Hair Raising Potion.  Most of the potions mentioned in the series are of an advanced difficulty level, such as Felix Felicis or Draught of Living Death.  The majority of potions are used for medicinal or manipulation purposes such as Swelling Solution or Truth Serum.

We'll be playing about with some more light hearted data sets in the coming weeks.