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					DBI334
                               Visual
                               Design Skills


                        Form
Functional                              Technical
Business Skills                         Development Skills


                  Fit      Function
Edward Tufte: "small, high resolution
graphics embedded in a context of words,
numbers, images".
Chart with no
cluttered details,
scales or labels.

                                                     are
                                           Complete context should be
                                           provided in a drill-through, pop-
                                           up or separate chart on the
                                           dashboard.


                                                     aren’t
ColourLovers.com
Scorecard with integrated map




                                The “Australian Sparkline”
Going to extremes
                                                   Does “dashboard” really mean that it
                                                   has to look like the CEO’s Jaguar?




                                                     Use gauges and metaphors as
                                                     appropriate but consider the best use
          Can an executive business user             of screen space & readability
          consume this information in 5 seconds?



                                                                What were the sales for
Are 3-D charts really                                           FR, UK, Australia &
        THAT cool?                                              Germany in 2001 &
                                                                2002?
Maintain balance
microsoft.com/sqlserver
                         http://northamerica.msteched.com




www.microsoft.com/teched                               www.microsoft.com/learning




http://microsoft.com/technet                            http://microsoft.com/msdn

				
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