Three key questions to ask of any visualisation, dashboard, chart.... practical advice from Simon Staines.
The PMO of any large civil engineering or facilities management project is usually so busy connecting to and analysing big data that it is easy to stop asking these awkward questions. If you don't ask, you can't be surprised if the insights become confusing
A few weeks ago, I was taking a new team member through one of our solutions, giving him some context for his particular project. All was going well until he asked a difficult question: “What’s this page for?” I quickly replied with an articulate and well-crafted response: “Err…” We ran through the elements of the page, looking at each element. This consisted of four distinct sections, three of which were simple infused Logi reports. Each seemed sensible, serving a particular purpose. However, when they were brought together they formed a confusing story. The page had lost its purpose over time, evolving into something designed by committee, confusing to a new user, and probably to those who see it regularly.