Archive for July, 2009

An Excellent Primer on Geo-spatial Analysis

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

In the past I’ve recommended two books on geo-spatial data analysis and presentation: Designing Better Maps by Cynthia Brewer and GIS Cartography: A Guide to Effective Map Design by Gretchen Peterson. Today I’d like to add a third to the list: The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationships by Andy Mitchell.

Although [...]

The Global BusinessObjects Network Has Pie On Its Face

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

This blog entry was written by Bryan Pierce of Perceptual Edge.
Here at Perceptual Edge, we like to show real-world examples of poor graph design to teach people what not to do, because knowing what to avoid and why it doesn’t work is an important step in the learning process. We often receive emails from people [...]

Xcelsius Developers Debate the Merits of “Flashy vs. Few”

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

I just ran across an interesting and thoughtful blog post at EverythingXcelsius.com by Ryan Goodman, the founder of Centigon Solutions, titled “Ryan Goodman’s Take on ‘Flashy vs. Few.’” In it, Ryan responds to a lengthy discussion that has been brewing for awhile among Xcelsius developers about the flashy features of that product versus the best practices of dashboard design that [...]