Can you escape our “Power BI EscapeRoom”?
In these boring lockdown-times we are all desperately looking for ways to still interact with our colleagues, friends, and family in a fun and engaging way instead of yet another digital meeting. Not an easy task given the current circumstances, but we are an inventive bunch of people who love a good challenge.
So, we thought, where do fun, interaction and challenge meet each other? That’s right: in an Escape Room! And even better: in an Escape Room which can be played anytime, anywhere, with anyone you want. For free!
Power BI EscapeRoom
Of course, we could have chosen to simply search for an Escape Room online, reserve a spot and play that room. But since we are true and sincere data-loving nerds who love an extra challenge. We thought “why not try to build our own Escape Room using only the standard Microsoft Power BI functionalities”, and so we did! And boy, did we find what we were looking for! At Cmotions, when we create dashboards for our customers, we always try to make the best use of the navigation and interaction options in the data visualization tool at hand, to guide users through the dashboard as easy as possible. But naturally for this Escape Room we have deliberately made it a bit harder to navigate… We had so much fun in trying to figure out the best way to achieve what we wanted to create, limiting ourselves with only standard Power BI visuals (ok, the real experts might recognize a sneaky chiclet slicer, forgive us). For the Power BI users among our readers, hopefully this Escape Room will also inspire you to see the huge number of possibilities when using Power BI.
This was quite a challenge we’ve given ourselves, but outside of your comfort zone is where you learn! In this case we did not only learn a lot, but mostly, we had a whole lot of fun! Also, lucky for us, we had access to some of the most engaged data-lovers possible:
All that is left for us now is to invite you into our brains by entering our Power BI EscapeRoom and have a whole lot of fun! You do not need any knowledge of data and/or Power BI to be able to experience this EscapeRoom. It is really open to everybody who loves a good puzzle. Please let us know your feedback, we would love to hear from you.