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Solid, outlined, hatched: How visual consistency helps better understand reports, presentations and dashboards Paperback – October 31, 2019

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Editorial Reviews


"A real page turner, easy to read with loads of clear examples and some interesting outlooks. It will definitely affect your vision on business communication, by simple rules understandable by both report designer and information consumer."
- Ronald van Lent, Managing Partner at JUGO

"At last, we have the 'why' as well as the 'how'. 
One of the constant challenges in achieving buy-in to any standard is generating enthusiasm and understanding for that standard.
This surprisingly readable book explains the ideas that give rise to each of the design rules in the IBCS standard. Peppered with relatable stories and examples from a wide variety of fields, this book is set to become a classic text on report and dashboard design."
- Bernie Smith, Founder, Made to Measure KPIs

"For me, the analogies of reports with sheet music and technical drawings were an epiphany. We should aspire to reach the state of enlightenment that musicians and engineers have reached.
I would like to wish this book, this concept, and these ideas wide adoption. And you, the reader, will hopefully be part of this wonderful journey."
- Brian Kalish, FP&A, Washington D.C

"The form of information presentation must not be an individual art, but a professional, clear, easily comprehensible standard.
This is how I see Rolf Hichert's vision and mission, which is laid down in this book by his long term partner Jürgen Faisst, in a very vividly and very easily comprehensible way."
- Prof. Dr. Dr. H.C. Jürgen Weber

"This is a must-have book for anyone who is trying to communicate effectively with data. By following the easy-to-follow best practices laid out in this book, you can ensure that the messages you are trying to communicate with data are correctly interpreted. 
Our company has been using these standards for years now and executives say it takes them about 25% less time to grasp the data. Plus, those reading the charts are much less likely to make any error in interpretation as you get when everyone is making up their own system. 
I can't recommend this book enough."
- Anita Gibbings, Senior Director Marketing Strategy at SAP

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.43 pounds
  • Paperback : 232 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 3982141400
  • ISBN-13 : 978-3982141404
  • Product Dimensions : 8 x 0.55 x 10 inches
  • Publisher : IBCS Media (October 31, 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 5 ratings