This is the third interview in a series that will highlight some of our users in the Jolicharts community. You’ve been using Jolicharts intensively or extensively and you’d agree on being interviewed? Drop us an email at team(at)jolicharts(dot)com.
- Hi Emmanuel! You are the designer of the Environmental KPIs in the UK Open Data Showcase. Could you present yourself and give us some idea of your background and studies?
My name is Emmanuel Ugbodaga, I am an international student at Lancaster University currently studying a Master’s programme in Environmental Management and Consultancy. My major research interest is on employing indicators to measure energy efficiency and sustainability. I am currently running my master’s thesis on energy efficiency indicators in the city of Dublin, Ireland.
Prior to my academic pursuit in the United Kingdom, I was involved with some environmental responsibilities in Nigeria as a graduate consultant at the Environmental Law Research Institute. Upon the conclusion of my master’s programme I intend to continue developing solutions around my research interest.
- Could you tell us more about the Lancaster Environmental Center?
Lancaster University is currently ranked among top ten universities in the United Kingdom, with over 12,000 students on campus and international students from over 140 nations of the world. The Lancaster Environmental Center currently houses the Environmental department of Lancaster University. It aims at employing cross-disciplinary approach to solving environmental problems. There are 5 research centers located within LEC, attracting the largest number of environmentalists across Europe.
- You did a great job by using Jolicharts to visualize a huge amount of data. How did you feel while using the apps?
Employing the business intelligence apps Jolicharts to relay information on energy efficiency by using dashboards and charts on statistics like energy consumption and production was quite interesting and educative as well.
I feel the dashboard software Jolicharts is user friendly and the free plan makes it accessible to any class of individuals or organizations. The various types of charts, plots and filters give Jolicharts some added features to create really nice dashboards that could be embedded and shared in one click.
I feel Jolicharts is a very useful tool to design dashboards: To represent management key production indicator (KPIs) to environmentally related issues as well. In conclusion, the project was quite challenging but really interesting as it made every piece of data so valuable. I learnt a lot through using Jolicharts to give meaning to seemingly raw data.
Thank you Emmanuel!