What is a Sankey diagram and who is Captain Sankey?

Andy Haselsteiner | Oct. 29, 2023
A Sankey diagram visualizes the flow of a resource, such as energy, water, or money. It consists of interconnected lines where each line represents the amount of flow. Popular use cases are material flow analysis and financial data reporting.
Captain Riall Sankey and his diagram on steam engine efficiency

Sankey diagrams of the job search process

Andy Haselsteiner | April 13, 2023
The job search process can be visualized with a Sankey diagram. That's because job hunting follows clear steps and can be thought of as a flow of applications that finally lead to offers. And flows are best visualized with a Sankey diagram.
Sankey diagram of the job search for a marketing analyst role

Why a Sankey diagram is the best way to visualize an income statement

Andy Haselsteiner | March 2, 2023
Income statements are usually presented as tables. There is nothing wrong with tables. But good visualizations make numbers more intuitive. The best type of visualization for an income statement is a Sankey diagram. Let me explain why.
Apple's income statement visualized as a Sankey diagram with label that show year-over-year changes