Archive for July, 2006

Business Objects’ data visualization strategy

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Recently, my friend Ron Powell, Editorial Director of the Business Intelligence Network, pointed out that I seemed to be giving a great deal of critical attention to Business Objects in this blog. As the person ultimately responsible for the Business Intelligence Network’s content, he was probing for the cause of this attention, wondering if I [...]

Graph Hall of Shame - Nominee #2

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

You’ve been having so much fun with the last graph that I nominated for the Graph Hall of Shame, I couldn’t wait to announce the next nominee. This example comes from iDashboards. What you see below is an excerpt from a larger dashboard. Take a moment to examine it and make a list of its [...]

Graph Hall of Shame

Friday, July 14th, 2006

I thought that it would be fun to use this blog as a forum for sharing really bad examples of graph design, especially examples found on the Web sites or in the user documentation of business intelligence vendors. This serves two purposes: 1) It illustrates ineffective graph design practices, to help you learn what to [...]