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Blame the cause of the shit, not the people, tools or processes that spread the shit.
“With a dashboard, every unnecessary piece of information results in time wasted trying to filter out what’s important, which is intolerable when time is of the essence.”
Quote by Stephen Few from his book, Information Dashboard Design.
So what can we learn from this? If the context doesn’t require a lot of detail, get rid of it.
Two simple examples:
$5,434,234.14 can be displayed as $5.4M
01/16/2012 15:23:09 can be displayed as 01/16/2012
For many dashboard such a level of detail doesn’t add any value, so always verify if it does because if not, it will only increase the information complexity instead of decreasing it.
I’d like to share a nice quote of Apple CEO Steve Jobs with you:
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works”
Mapping this to BI; you can design a fantastic and fancy BI report or dashboard with all the bells and whistles going on, but if it doesn’t work smoothly and intuitive it’s not ok. Design goes further than just only fancy gauges and charts.
Here’s à nice quote from “What would Google do?”
“The single greatest transformative power of the internet and Google has little to do with technology or media or even business. It’s about people and making new connections among them. It all comes back to relationships.”