Archive for July, 2012

The Wisdom of Fly Fishing

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

This week I’ve been relaxing in Montana. Two days of my visit here so far were dedicated to learning the basics of fly fishing. During my childhood, the only recreational activity that my family engaged in together was fishing — mostly at lakes using bait to catch catfish, bass, and perch. In recent years, I’ve [...]

Hollow Guidance from Forrester for $2,500 or Useful Guidance for Free – The Choice is Yours

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Forrester has released a new report titled “Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms” by Boris Evelson and Noel Yuhanna, which you may purchase for a mere $2,500. I suppose that some reports might actually be worth the price of 50 books on the topic (at $50 each), but I’m certain that this report isn’t on that [...]

Sometimes Less Really Is Less

Monday, July 16th, 2012

From time to time someone characterizes my work with the phrase “less is more.” (Sometimes, those who enjoy wordplay incorporate my name into a variation of this expression — “Few is more.”) When I hear this, I always cringe a little. I have never used this expression to characterize my work or design philosophy. Even [...]

Seeking Examples of the Best Dashboards To Date

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

During the next few months I’ll be writing a new edition of my book Information Dashboard Design. When I wrote the first edition, which was published in 2006, I could not find any examples of well-designed dashboards to include in the book. The few that do appear in it, I created myself to illustrate best [...]