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BI presentation is all about Simplicity and Logic
on May 6, 2011
I bought this book a few weeks ago, and I know of the previous work about the matter by Dr. Stephen Few. I am a great fan of him because of Bullet Graph conception. He also drives and manages a blog, Perceptual Edge, that teaches you tons of examples about how to do and how-not-to do everything involved in BI Dashboard creation.
I have to say this book is a good resource in case you are to design and develop a BI Dashboard.
There are many books out there related to design and to Data Visualization. This book is not about Data Visualization ONLY. I am saying this because I've read some reviews that state this book has somehow too many pages for such a small topic. I personally don't think so. Designing a BI Dashboard is not the same as designing a web board or simply a common dashboard. The topic is deep enough to deserve a whole book, maybe more. And this one is all about the BI Dashboard Interface.
If you plan to develop such a dashboard, you cannot rely only on this book, but you sure will need it to learn how to deal to the basic and more intrincate secrets about how to visualize BI information. You will need to know about how to choose KPIs, how to choose between many visualizations regarding KPIs, and so forth. But you will also need this book.
The book is wonderfully designed. The fonts, the background colors, everything on it makes you think about how much care you can take when editing a book. Highly recommended, but only if you have to deal with BI information, not ANY information that you need to visualize.