While creating slides for an upcoming keynote on visual data storytelling I had a revelation! One of the main reasons people suck at designing ‘useful’ BI Dashboards is because they fail to #getbeyondthetrend. Have you ever noticed that 90% of BI dashboards only contain trends? They focus on why something happened, but not on how to fix it, or what the overall goal. If you are one of these people, this article is for you.
Nine years, 8,000+ students, and 600+ enterprise dashboards later, I’ve concluded that the obsession most people have with trends is feeding two things. One. Analysis Paralysis. Two. KPI overload. This is particularly true in the field of business intelligence. Most people are so fascinated with looking at vasts amount of data, they simply forget the core purpose of their BI dashboards. Take action and improve the business.
It’s 2018, let’s please commit to #getbeyondthetrend! Read more here: http://bibrainz.com/aof/2018/02/01/5-reasons-you-suck-at-bi-dashboard-design/