Information Dashboard Design : Displaying Data for At-a-Glance Monitoring
A leader in the field of data visualization, Stephen Few exposes the common problems in dashboard design and describes its best practices in great detail and with a multitude of examples in this updated second edition. According to the author, dashboards have become a popular means to present critical information at a glance, yet few do so effectively. He purports that when designed well, dashboards engage the power of visual perception to communicate a dense collection of information efficiently and with exceptional clarity and that visual design skills that address the unique challenges of dashboards are not intuitive but rather learned. The book not only teaches how to design dashboards but also gives a deep understanding of the concepts--rooted in brain science--that explain the why behind the how. This revised edition offers six new chapters with sections that focus on fundamental considerations while assessing requirements, in-depth instruction in the design of bullet graphs and sparklines, and critical steps to follow during the design process. Examples of graphics and dashboards have been updated throughout, including additional samples of well-designed dashboards.
Pearson Programming and Web Development
- Hardback | 260 pages
- 215 x 279 x 4mm | 1,060g
- 15 Aug 2013
- Analytics Press
- Oakland, United States
- 2nd ed.
A leader in the field of data visualization, Stephen Few exposes the common problems in dashboard...
Design does not happen by accident. It is the product of careful and deliberate planning. Stephen Few demonstrates this through examples and best practices that are easy to understand and will improve how we display and communicate information. Businesses that value design will leap ahead because they will be able to quickly assimilate information, efficiently focus time and efforts, and create alignment, agility, and effectiveness. This book provides a running head start! --Eleanor Taylor, strategist, SAS Institute
About Stephen Few
Stephen Few is the founder of the consultancy Perceptual Edge. He speaks, teaches, and consults around the world and writes the quarterly Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter. He is the author of Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis and Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten. He lives in Berkeley, California.