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  • Chapters 6 - 8

    The last trio of chapters put all the principles taught in the previous chapters into practice and motions the reader into the exercise of considering what is the optimal medium to display and communicate the multitude of dashboard data and information items. That is, when to use text, tables, or graphs (and which type of graph); how to group the ...
    Posted to Software Development (Forum) by icelava on February 12, 2007
  • Chapters 4 - 5

    Woah. God sent.The golden key to knowing how to design useful stuff is to first and foremost understand how humans perceive the objects they see and think of them. Fail to understand this, then fail to design anything usable. Period.These chapters provide the core foundation to the psychology of human visual perception. They cannot be skipped. ...
    Posted to Software Development (Forum) by icelava on November 3, 2006
  • Chapters 1 - 3

    The first chapter delves into the history of presenting data to ''executive level'' staff and the evolution of the dashboard format. Interesting for historical knowledge, but unnecessary for those who just want to learn. It goes on to showcase some live examples of dashboard designs, so Stephen Few can finally present his defintion of what a ...
    Posted to Software Development (Forum) by icelava on November 2, 2006
  • Review: Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data

    In recent times I have been briefed on the possibility of embarking on a project that revolves around web dashboards. Not exactly being a UI expert, and in recent times not having touched web interface design, I recognised at least one skillset I was lacking - how to design effective dashboards. Neither am i am extensive dashboard user. But, ...
    Posted to Software Development (Forum) by icelava on November 2, 2006
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